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Horrible crime

Chicago police arrest boy, 14, in rape of teen girl that was streamed live on Facebook

April 3, 2017

Chicago police have arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl by multiple young men. The perpetrators broadcast the crime on Facebook Live, attracting some 40 viewers –none of whom called the police.

According to ABC News, the suspect has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, and making and distributing child pornography. Police Commander Brendan Deenihan said during a press conference that an arrest warrant has been issued for a second teenage boy, and that others are expected to be charged. At least one of the suspects is an adult.

Authorities were first alerted to the rape when the girl’s mother approached Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and said that her daughter was missing. She reportedly showed him screenshots of the live stream depicting the assault. The girl was later found walking in her neighborhood.

During a press conference Johnson said that he could not provide details about the contents of the video due to its “graphic content.” But he did opine that the “young [men] responsible, they should be ashamed of themselves,” ABC News reports.

“They’ve humiliated themselves, humiliated their families, and now they’re going to be held accountable for what they’ve done,” Johnson added.

Read the full story at ABC News.


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