40 People Watched As A Girl Was Gang Raped On Facebook Live

March 22, 2017  |  

History has shown that society as a whole does list rape and sexual assault high on the list of our national priorities. Still, it seems like every other week, there’s another story to confirm what we already know.

This week it was the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl in Chicago that was streamed on Facebook Live.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that the video seemed to show five to six males, some of them who might have also been juveniles, sexually assaulted the young lady.

The video came to the attention of police when the girl’s mother, approached the Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson as he was leaving district headquarters. The woman told Johnson that her daughter had been missing for 24 hours. She showed Johnson screengrabs from the livestream.

At least 40 people watched the video with not one of them reporting to them to the authorities.

The images disturbed Johnson and he brought the woman inside to file a report.

Since the girl’s mother found Johnson, the two have been reunited and she is being treated in a hospital.

After police contacted Facebook, the video was removed.

According to Guglielmi, some people in the video are identifiable. The girl knew at least ones of her attackers and may have been the acquaintance of another. As of now, no arrests have been made.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.

 

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