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Man accused of helping son, 12, assault 12-year-old boy

Records do not say what precipitated incident

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

A Vancouver man is accused of helping his 12-year-old son beat up another 12-year-old boy Friday at a bus stop, according to court records.

Suad Sejfovic, 32, appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of third-degree assault of a child and unlawful imprisonment.

Judge Derek Vanderwood set Sejfovic’s bail at $5,000, which Sejfovic later paid. He is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 5, court records show.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, Vancouver police were dispatched to follow up on a reported assault near Unander Avenue and West 31st Street. Police said they learned that Sejfovic provoked his son to attack another boy, and during the altercation, was seen encouraging the fight.

The incident was reportedly caught on camera, though the affidavit does not say how it was recorded.

Police said Sejfovic was seen twice holding the arms of the other boy, preventing him from escaping or protecting himself, while his son hit the boy repeatedly in the head, according to the affidavit.

Court records do not say what precipitated the alleged assault. They also do not identify Sejfovic’s son or whether any action was taken against him.