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Mentally disabled man beaten two nights in a row

Four men beat a mentally disabled Lakeville man on two consecutive nights, reported The PIoneer Press.

The victim, Justin Hamilton, was taken to a remote location in Dakota County on Friday night by four men and a 16-year-old girl who he had recently befriended. The men repeatedly kicked and beat him and the 16-year-old girl allegedly kicked Hamilton as well.

On Saturday night Hamilton was again seen walking around downtown Northfield with the 16-year-old girl and was again picked up by the four men. Hamilton was taken back to the remote area, tied to a tree with a belt, burned with a lighter and beaten to unconsciousness

The four men, Jonathon Diepold, John Maniglia, and Glen Ries, all of Northfield, and Timothy Ketterling, of Prior Lake, were arrested by the Dakota County sherrifs office on Sunday after a Hamilton informed the police of the attack, reported The Star Tribune.