One of the suspect in the 15-year-old girl’s rape which was broadcasted on Facebook Live was arrested.
Anthony Guglielmi, Chicago’s Police Department spokesperson, recently announced that an arrest had been made in the case of the 15-year-old girl who was raped by at least six male individuals and her ‘performance’ live-streamed on Fabook. Guglielmi declared that the suspect in custody is 14-years-old and that more arrests will be made as soon as the Chicago Police Departments identified the individuals in the video.
In a recent press conference, Eddie Johnson, Chicago Police Department’s Superintendent said that the case of the minor’s gangrape broadcasted on Facebook Live is nearing a conclusion. Recently, a 14-year-old individual, whom Chicago PD identified as being of the suspects who sexually assaulted the 15-year-old girl in the video was taken into custody.
Johnson said that, for now, all names related to the Facebook live broadcast gangrape would not be disclosed. However, the Police Superintendent said that the individual will, more than likely, be charged with aggravated sexual assault and possibly with creating and disseminating material that depicts child-pornography.
The Superintended added that probably the most disturbing aspect of this case is that approximately 40 Facebook users tuned into the man’s Facebook channel in order to see the girl’s rape. Moreover, it would seem that the minor did not report this incident to the authorities.
As Eddie Johnson recalls, the Facebook Live broadcast gangrape case was brought to his attention in the middle of March, when the girl’s mother stopped him in front of the police station to show him a video she found on Facebook.
Guglielmi, Chicago PD’s spokesperson, stated that, upon reviewing the video on the woman’s smartphone, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson became upset and also appalled by the fact that 40 or so people were watching it. It’s also quite baffling the fact that the 15-year-old girl and her mother did not come forth sooner.
Chicago’s Police Department also reported that both girl and mother were relocated to another house, pending the outcome of the investigation. The decision was taken soon after the mother complained that the neighbors’ children keep ringing their doorbell and ask to see the 15-year-old girl like she was some sort of circus freak.
Guglielmi declared that the investigation is continuing and that the detectives have made good progress in identifying and tracking down some of the suspects who appear in the recording. Meanwhile, the Chicago PD’s spokesperson said that if you have any information regarding this case, you should contact your local police department.
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