An 18 year old man, Smith Dorcent, tied up a
17-year-old girl, beat her with a belt and filmed
himself attacking her with her own phone before
uploading the video to Snapchat. Several people
including family members and friends close to
the teen, saw the video on Snapchat and called
police, according to an arrest report.
Dorcent of Boynton Beach, has since been
arrested, jailed and is currently facing charges.
The teenager whose Identity wasn’t revealed
didn’t report the matter to the police because
she said she was afraid of Dorcent. But after
been interrogated by the police, she admitted
that the assault started on May 16 after
Dorcent got angry that she wouldn’t give him
the password to her phone. He forced her to
unlock the phone and then used it to record his
attack on her. She said after the beating,
Dorcent left her tied up for several more minutes
before he released her.
As he laughed while beating the teenager, police
said, the teenager cried out in pain.
Officers were first made aware of the video last
Wednesday, but did not clarify how the video
was saved from the application which only
saves info for only 24 hours.
Officers tried to interview Dorcent at his job,
a Dunkin’ Donuts workplace, but he refused,
according to the report. He was arrested
A friend who was interviewed by police said the
teen was “visibly shaken” shortly after the
Dorcent has been charged with false
imprisonment and child abuse and is being held
at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $50,000
18 year old man films himself beating a 17 year old girl, then gets arrested after he posts it on Snapchat