Three Suspects Arrested After Social Media Video Showed Them Abusing A Child

July 20, 2021

By: Celina Mori

In Fulton County, Georgia, people have been arrested and charged for the abuse of a young male after Atlanta Police Department’s Special Victims Unit became aware of a social media video that showed content of the young male being abused possibly due to his sexual orientation. 

According to CNN and an incident report revealed by the Atlanta Police, the video showed the boy with his hair shaved past his hairline with the letters “GA” cut into his hair.

The report also mentioned that an older male can be seen yelling and hitting the child over the head while saying “You still doing gay sh*tYou think I cut this in your head for no reason?”  

The report goes on further to explain that two additional videos were posted with one of the child admitting that he wasn’t abused and the other showing the child, with an altered hairline that included the word “Gay” written on the side of his head, being teased.

On June 17,  SVU investigators began working on identifying the location that the incident took place and the parties involved. 

“We actually got a lot of feedback from members of the community who were able to help us identify the location and some of the people involved," Atlanta Police Sgt. John Chafee said. "We're very appreciative of the feedback that we got in this case."

The child was identified and was placed into Georgia Division of Family and Children Services custody the next night.

As for the suspects, the police were able to identify them as 19-year-old Lorkeyla Jamia Spencer, 35-year-old Brittney Monique Mills and 18-year-old Jordan Jarrode Richards-Nwankwo. The three of them were arrested Friday and were taken to Fulton County Jail. 

According to Chafee, the three were charged with cruelty to children while Richards-Nwankwo was also charged with battery. Chafee explained that the relationship between the suspects and the victim will be withheld due to privacy reasons.

Both Mills and Spencer remain in jail as of Monday evening and have bonds set of $40,000 each. However, Richards-Nwankwo had a bond of $50,000 and was released from jail on Sunday.

As of Monday evening, Spencer does not have any attorneys listed in her court or jail records. On the other hand, Mills’ has obtained a public defender named Eric Cho and Richards-Nwankwo has acquired an attorney Gift Nwankwo.

"The behavior in this social media post was difficult to watch and is absolutely unacceptable," the release from Atlanta Police said. "We are appreciative of the number of people who flagged this case with us and for those who provided information on the location where it took place. Our investigators worked hard to identify those involved and to gather the evidence needed to place each behind bars and we are thankful for their work."