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Vegas brothers sentenced in bully video case

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The younger of the two boys (left) who admitted to punching a special needs student said he was egged on in the incident. (YouTube) The younger of the two boys (left) who admitted to punching a special needs student said he was egged on in the incident. (YouTube)
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Two Las Vegas brothers were sentenced Tuesday for their roles in a recorded assault of a special needs boy.

A judge in Clark County Juvenile Court sentenced the younger of the two – a 13-year-old – to 12 months of probation and 40 hours of community service.

The judge ordered for his immediate release, according to the courts.

The older of the two brothers – a 15-year-old – was sentenced to serve time at Spring Mountain Youth Camp, with "intense" supervision upon release.

The two pleaded guilty in early December after being charged for an attack on a boy that was recorded and posted on YouTube.

The video went viral and was seen at least 50,000 times before being taken down in late November.

Authorities said the victim in the video is a special needs student named "Greg".

In court on Tuesday, the attorney for one of the boys said the victim is a "neighborhood clown" who acts inappropriately and annoys them. That was, the attorney claims, the reason for the setup.

The prosecutor in the case said the older brother directed the entire bullying act and egged on his younger sibling to go after their victim.

It was revealed during a previous hearing that the older brother was on probation at the time of the incident.

Clark County School District police were investigating the case. CCSD police said the 13-year-old attends Roy Martin Middle School.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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