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3 charged with child abuse in suspected gang-related attack
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3 charged with child abuse in suspected gang-related attack

Police said three Madison teens were charged with child abuse after a suspected gang-related attack on Madison's west side Wednesday.

Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said a 15-year-old was walking on Raymond Road at about 4:19 p.m. when three people jumped out of a black SUV and attacked the teen. The teen, of Madison, was punched, knocked to the ground and kicked repeatedly before the three assailants fled in the SUV.

A passerby witnessed the assault and provided police with suspect and vehicle descriptions, according to the report. Officers, who were a couple blocks from the scene of the attack, spotted the SUV and stopped the driver.

Moises A. Teos, 18, Juan S. Perez, 17 and Juan I. Castillo, 19, were arrested on suspicion of child abuse, police said.

"The preliminary investigation indicates this was likely gang-related violence," DeSpain said.

The 15-year-old was taken to the hospital but was not seriously injured, according to the report.

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