Autistic Teenager Attacked In Vicious Knuckle Duster Beating
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An autistic teenager has been savagely attacked for the second time in just over a month.
19-year-old Jacob Comertoglu - who has Asperger’s Syndrome - was reportedly walking past a house when he heard his name being called. He went up and was lured into the bathroom where he was beaten by three people with a knuckleduster.
Upon returning home in the middle of the night, Jacob had a missing chunk above his eye and was threatening suicide.
"He has a chunk missing above his eye and has threatened to commit suicide. I’ve had to take time off work to watch him," Jacob's mother Sally Kinsman told Cornwall Live.
"I’m keeping an eye on him 24/7. He’s been given anti-depressants but told it’s going to get worse before it gets better.”
The attack comes less than two months after the 19-year-old was set upon while walking to see a Christmas lights show in Cornwall, UK.
He innocently stumbled across a couple arguing, and was attacked by a man who head-butted him.
Kinsman believes those responsible for the most recent attack are friends with the person held accountable for the attack in December.
Local Cornwall Police are still investigating both incidents, and no arrests have been made.