14-year-old charged in Chicago sex assault streamed online

Getty Images File

Getty Images File

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. But the charges against the 14-year-old - aggravated criminal sexual assault, manufacturing of child pornography and dissemination of child pornography - suggest that he shot video or took photographs of the attack, Guglielmi said. He says more arrests are expected.

This is one of several high-profile violent incidents that have been broadcast on Facebook's and Twitter's livestreaming platforms.

A day before the assault took place, the victim had reportedly stayed over with her family in the evening and then went to the church with them the next day.

Johnson immediately walked with the woman into the 10th District police station in the Lawndale neighborhood and called his chief of detectives to gather a team of investigators to respond immediately, Guglielmi said.

Around 40 people were said to have been watching the stream at one point but nobody reported the incident to police.

Former Penn State assistant gets $1.7M in whistleblower fees
Sandusky himself is serving 30-60 years after he was convicted in 2012 of molesting several boys over a period of years. Spanier - like the late Penn State football coach, Joe Paterno - repeatedly said he never knew of Sandusky's abuse.

The video marks the second time in recent months that Chicago police have investigated an apparent attack that was broadcast live on Facebook. Chicago police will not release the boy's name because he is a minor.

The girl had been dropped off near her home after attending church with her family on 19 March.

The girl's mother said last month that her daughter had received online threats after the attack.

Police superintendent Eddie Johnson was "visibly upset" as he watched the footage, and said he was particularly disturbed by the inaction of those who had witnessed it...

Recommended News

  • Why Is Twitter Ditching The Egg Avatar?

    Why Is Twitter Ditching The Egg Avatar?

    Racial slurs, homophobic language, "ablest" slurs, and sexist language have all slipped through Twitter's new censorship feature. Twitter has made a big show about trying to solve the seemingly endless amount of abuse and targeted harassment on its platform.
    Mauricio Pochettino: It was important for Tottenham to reduce gap on Chelsea

    Mauricio Pochettino: It was important for Tottenham to reduce gap on Chelsea

    Spurs' hard-earned 2-0 win at Burnley narrowed the deficit thanks to Chelsea's unexpected slip-up against in-form Palace. In the second half, Spurs looked less inhibited and sharper than the home side and, eventually, they made that count.

    New York Knicks Third-Worst NBA Team of Entire 21st Century

    Way too much late-game goodness from Justin Holiday, who played with more composure than anyone on either team down the stretch. Conversely, of the Heat's six remaining games, four are against playoff teams - Washington twice, Toronto and Cleveland.
  • Israeli Police Shoot Dead Palestinian After He Stabs 3 Israelis

    The Palestinian health ministry, meanwhile, confirmed that a Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli police in East Jerusalem . Israeli border police secure an alley following a stabbing attack inside the old city of Jerusalem April 1, 2017.
    India rejects Chinese objections on Dalai Lama's Arunachal visit

    India rejects Chinese objections on Dalai Lama's Arunachal visit

    I had to escape in 1959 due to Chinese Army's increased activity in Tibet. He said, the visit of the Dalai Lama was as per the wish of the people.
    China factory index rises to highest in nearly  5 years

    China factory index rises to highest in nearly 5 years

    China's PMI is widely watched because it provides one of the earliest insights into the state of the economy. Total new orders also showed improvement, rising to 53.3 from February's 53.
  • Lewis powers WI to a seven-wicket win against Pakistan

    Lewis powers WI to a seven-wicket win against Pakistan

    Pakistan won its sixth straight T20, five of them at the West Indies' expense. Shadab Khan made his T20I debut for Pakistan against West Indies .
    Pinwheels for Prevention dispay highlights child abuse problem

    Pinwheels for Prevention dispay highlights child abuse problem

    They said this coming month is about reminding people that the sad reality of child abuse is preventable. A child releases balloons at the kickoff event for Child Abuse Prevention Month in Huntington.
    Google Maps marks April Fools' Day with map-eating Ms Pac-Man

    Google Maps marks April Fools' Day with map-eating Ms Pac-Man

    The teeth-grindingly addictive video game is slowing rolling out across the world as April Fools' day hits. For the next day or so, if you open Google Maps , you'll have the option to play the arcade classic Ms.
  • Severe thunderstorms possible Monday afternoon in the Midlands

    Midweek, the next low pressure system will move into the Plains and Midwest, possibly bringing the risk of severe weather. Available atmospheric moisture (shown above) from the bottom to top is added together and put into this graphic.

    Liverpool fans are blaming Gareth Southgate over Adam Lallana's injury

    Lallana is expected to miss up to a month because of the injury, and his absence will be a major blow to the Liverpool attack. This time, Adam Lallana returned from England duty with a thigh injury that has ruled him out for up to 4 weeks.

    Venezuela's Maduro rejects coup claims in crisis

    Maduro, 54, a former bus driver and self-declared "son" of late leftist predecessor Hugo Chavez, was narrowly elected in 2013. Critics blame a failing socialist system, whereas the government says foes are carrying out an "economic war" against Maduro.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.