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Teens arrested in boy's beating outside church festival

Arrests began Friday in the beating attack of a teenage boy outside the festival at Holy Trinity Church last weekend. (Provided) Arrests began Friday in the beating attack of a teenage boy outside the festival at Holy Trinity Church last weekend. (Provided)
NORWOOD, OH (FOX19) -

Police announced Friday they are beginning to make arrests in the beating attack of a teenage boy near a church festival.

The teens are surrendering and are expected to be charged with assault.

They will be taken to Hamilton County's juvenile jail, where they will be held until they face a magistrate in bond hearings.

Police have searched all week for the teenage suspects they say beat 13-year-old Jordan Sanders on Sunday as he left the annual festival at Holy Trinity Church off Drex Avenue.

The suspects are all African-American, and the victim is white. Police said Friday the attack was "100 percent not racially motivated."

In fact, after interviewing the suspects, police said they remain puzzled while the teens attacked Jordan. None of the suspects could explain why they did it.

In an interview with FOX19 NOW, Jordan said he doesn't know why the boys jumped him.

"I went down the hill and then they all just started circling me and I didn't know what was going on," he said earlier this week.

The teen said he didn't try to strike back because he had no reason to fight and he plays football. He feared he would be kicked off the team if he got into trouble.

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