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September 21, 2006

Arrest Made In Connection With Deaf Teen's Beating

From: NBC - San Diego,CA,USA - Sep 21, 2006

Man Faces Assault Charges

SAN DIEGO -- Police said on Thursday that they have arrested the man who severely beat a deaf teenager in San Diego last month.

Officials said Loro Bureng, 18, was playing basketball at Rosa Parks Elementary School in the 4500 block of Landis Street in City Heights when he was approached by a group of people. He was severely beaten, suffering a broken eye socket and nose in the attack.

San Diego police said Jesse R. Ross, 20, beat the victim for "no apparent reason." Authorities said Bureng's disability might be the reason he was attacked and that Bureng was unable to communicate with his attacker because he does not speak.

Investigators said they were led to Ross -- who was arrested in El Cajon on an unrelated theft charge -- by a Crime Stoppers tip.

Police said Ross faces assault charges in connection with the attack on Bureng. He is currently being held on $90,000 bail. Investigators said they are still looking for the other young men who took part in the beating.

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