The teens were all charged with armed robbery and heinous battery in connection with the July 28, 2008 attack.
Police say the attack was caught on video surveillance and was the mastermind of a Cicero woman. Investigators say the woman targeted the victim because she believed the woman was seeing her ex-husband. Prosecutors say she enlisted the help of two other women. Police say the two other women drove the teens to the victim's neighborhood to commit the assault, which included having acid thrown in the woman's face and stealing her purse.
While the state paints the 16-year-old and other teens as participants, the 16-year-old's attorney says his client is a victim, too.
"I believe that when you have adults and children and the adults are manipulating innocent children into doing horrible things, it is a very sad situation," said attorney Gal Bissetzky. "In a couple weeks, hopefully we'll get her back home to her home and resolve this matter."
The attack left the victim with 25 percent burns from the acid, as well as with compromised eyesight in one eye.
The women who were accused of masterminding the attack remained in custody Friday.