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Four arrests made in MAX beating seen on YouTube

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Rakeshia Shamone Burns, 18, faces charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Harassment, and Interfering with Public Transportation. Rakeshia Shamone Burns, 18, faces charges of Assault in the Third Degree, Riot, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Harassment, and Interfering with Public Transportation.
Selena Harris, 38, was arrested on two counts of Hindering Prosecution. Selena Harris, 38, was arrested on two counts of Hindering Prosecution.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Two women will be arraigned Friday on charges stemming from the beating of a teenage girl on a MAX train.

YouTube video from the Dec. 26 attack surfaced this week, sparking outrage in the Portland area. It showed a 14-year-old girl being attacked by three other passengers on a MAX Green Line train in southeast Portland.

The cell phone video also showed others who appeared to be celebrating the attack. It didn't appear that any MAX passengers tried to intervene or stop the attack.

On Thursday, police arrested 38-year-old Selena Harris, her 18-year-old daughter Rakeshia Burns, and Burns' 16- and 13-year-old half-sisters.

The mother is being charged with hindering prosecution because officers said she hid her kids from the police and lied to keep them from getting arrested.

Her daughters are charged with assault, disorderly conduct, riot, harassment and interfering with public transportation.

Police said the YouTube video helped in the investigation -- they shared the video with the Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division and began to identify the suspects. Additional tips came in to investigators after the video was seen on local newscasts earlier this week.

Burns and Harris were booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned tomorrow.

The two juvenile girls were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.

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