Lehighton Police Department charged Gary Caprio, 48, of 103 S. Sixth St., Lehighton, with corruption of minors and disorderly conduct and a 12-year-old male has been cited with harassment and disorderly conduct.

Police said that on Feb. 24, 2011, at approximately 3:35 p.m., the 12-year-old exited the vehicle Caprio was driving and chased an 11-year-old male. After making contact with the 11-year-old, the older male kicked, punched and pushed the younger boy to the ground.

Caprio followed the juveniles with the vehicle. He never stopped them, however, and actually encouraged the older boy as he was punching and kicking the younger boy, never making an attempt to stop the incident from happening.