Ohio police say they have identified five suspects between the ages of 14 and 17 involved in dumping bodily fluids on an autistic teen who thought he was participating in the popular "Ice Bucket Challenge."
Bay Village Police Chief Mark Spaetzel says evidence will be presented to the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office early next week to determine whether delinquency charges should be filed.
The incident drew worldwide attention after the autistic teen's mother found a video of it on his cellphone and gave media outlets permission to make it available online. Spaetzel says the prank happened at one of the suspect's homes.
The autistic teen thought he was participating in the challenge benefiting the ALS Association and the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease.
In the video, the boy is seen standing in the driveway. He’s wearing only his underwear as a bucket of fluid is poured from the roof of the garage, Fox8.com reported.
"He was embarrassed because he did not know what the contents were until afterwards and then he didn't want anybody to know," the student's mother told the station last week. "They used his phone to tape it and they put it up on Instagram."
Last week, Spaetzel said video of the incident is one of the most disturbing things he's seen in his career. He called it "reprehensible."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.