14-year-old Chicago teen arrested for alleged gang rape on Facebook Live

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Another alleged crime was broadcast on Facebook Live. The incident took place in March after a 15-year-old girl was reported missing from the Lawndale community, according to Chicago police.

The 15-year-old girl went to the store and returned home the following day. While she was missing, she was allegedly gang-raped by five or six people. The act was streamed live on Facebook and 40 viewers watched. However, the viewers did not call the authorities. The girl’s mother discovered the Facebook Live video and showed it to Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

When the girl returned home the following day, she told her mother about the incident and was taken to the hospital.

Police were able to identify one 14-year-old and arrested him over the weekend and a warrant was issued for a second teen. The teen was charged with felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, manufacturing child pornography, and dissemination of child porn.

The alleged rape is the latest crime to appear on Facebook Live. In January, several Chicago teens were arrested and charged with a hate crime for kidnapping and assaulting a White teen. Also, several people have committed suicide while streaming live. Facebook continues to catch flack for the social media video tool which doesn’t have a delay and can only be removed after it has been reported.

Police in Chicago removed the teen and her family from their home and relocated them to a safe place after she received threats.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.



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