Chicago Teen Sexually Assaulted on Facebook Live

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As a 15-year-old Chicago girl was sexually assaulted in a gang rape on Facebook Live, about 40 people watched the video — but none reported the attack to police, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Alderman Michael Scott Jr. said a suspect was in custody. He said police believe the girl knew her attackers and they are all minors. The department contacted Facebook to take down the video, which it did.

The girl, who was located yesterday morning, had disappeared Sunday and was reported to police as a missing person. The girl is a student at a selective enrollment magnet high school. “It is baffling to me,” Scott said of the Facebook Live posting. “Of course I didn’t grow up with social media. But it’s becoming a place where young people act out movie scenes, if you will, people are getting shot and killed and beaten on Facebook Live.”

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