Chicago teen suspected in Facebook sex assault set for court
- Author: Larry Hoffman Apr 05, 2017,
Apr 05, 2017, 12:56
Chicago police have arrested two juveniles in connection with a group sexual assault on a teenage girl that was broadcast on Facebook live.
Guglielmi said that "multiple videos were made", and that others could also face charges of manufacturing and distributing child pornography.
Johnson is expected to release more details at a news conference Sunday.
"Detectives, working with the State's Attorneys, did several interviews with this victim but she's having a very, very hard time even talking about it", Deenihan said.
What's super disconcerting is that police didn't even know about the attack until the girl's mother approached Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on March 20 and showed him the video.
Police had said that dozens of people watched the assault take place on Facebook Live without reporting it to authorities.
Police Commander Brendan Deenihan said at a news conference Sunday that investigators are searching for the 15-year-old boy, who is wanted on a sexual assault charge. The attack was streamed on Facebook Live. "They've humiliated themselves, humiliated their families, and now they are going to be held accountable for what they did", Johnson said. The high school freshman had gone to the store and her mother became concerned when she did not return.
"Here's what's even more disturbing, more than the fact that they did this, there were so many people that saw it and didn't pick up the phone to dial 911", Johnson told WGN-TV.
"On top of it, there's constant social media. bullying [of the victim], making fun of what occurred", Deenihan said. Her mother reports that her daughter has received online threats and that other teens in the neighborhood have been ringing her doorbell.
The girl was reunited with her mother and taken to a hospital, where she was examined for injuries, a family member later told the Tribune.
"In January, four people were charged with a hate crimes in the kidnapping and torturing of a mentally disabled suburban man on Facebook Live".
Police was able to obtain social media warrants by working with Facebook on the case. If you don't turn yourself in sooner or later, I'm going to do the same thing you did with that baby.