Police find Chicago teen sexually assaulted on Facebook Live
- Author: Arturo Norris Mar 29, 2017,
Mar 29, 2017, 19:52
A spokeswoman for Facebook, Andrea Saul, declined to comment on the girls case, specifically, but she said the company takes its responsibility to keep people safe on Facebook very seriously.. The tweet mentioned that interviews are "ongoing" but police have yet to name any formal suspects or make any arrests.
Police only learned of the latest alleged attack when the girl's mother approached Supt Eddie Johnson on Monday afternoon as he was leaving a station in the Lawndale neighbourhood in the West Side, a police department spokesman said.
Elkins brought screenshots of the video to Johnson who was "visibly upset" by the live stream.
The video, which has been removed from Facebook, was viewed by dozens of people, but no one called authorities.
By Tuesday, the teen was found and reunited with her family, but the investigation is still underway.
Investigators also say, despite there being multiple witnesses to this incident, both in person and online, not one person called police. However, he didn't mention whether there was a way of securing information about the Facebook user who filmed and streamed the video. Yes, Facebook has made this announcement today stating that people around the globe can broadcast their live videos to Facebook from their desktop or laptop computers.
The company said, "While it's been possible for people to go live to Facebook from mobile devices since previous year, desktop or laptop computers provide a stable camera setup that can be beneficial to many types of Facebook Live broadcasts from Q&As to vlogs to tutorials to any broadcast from someone who isn't on the move".
The 15-year old girl went missing Sunday in Chicago. Her mother believes the attack happened Sunday night.
"Crimes like this are ugly and we do not allow that kind of content on Facebook", the spokesman said. This will benefit people in sharing screens, switch cameras, insert graphics and more in the Live videos.
Holmes said the video shows someone pulling the girl to a bed as she struggled to get away.