Police: Teen apparently gang-raped on Facebook Live

Posted at 12:45 PM, Mar 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 12:45:59-04

Chicago Police are searching for five or six men or boys suspected of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl on Facebook Live.

Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Tuesday that detectives found the girl and reunited her with her family. She went missing on Sunday.

Guglielmi says about 40 people viewed the attack on Facebook while it was happening, and none of them reported it to police.

He says police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was leaving a station in the Lawndale neighborhood on Chicago's West Side late Monday afternoon when a woman approached him with photographs of her daughter being sexually assaulted on Facebook.

He says Johnson immediately ordered an investigation and the department contacted Facebook to take down the video, which it did.


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