Chicago authorities arrested a 14-year-old boy Saturday night for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl over a Facebook live stream.
The young teen is said to be one of about six individuals who gang-raped a 15-year-old girl last month and streamed it over Facebook, reports NBC News.
The boy now faces felony charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault, manufacturing of child pornography and dissemination of child pornography, police announced. Chicago police will not release the boy’s name because he is a minor.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson plans to give a press conference Sunday afternoon to give the public more details. Police are still looking for the others suspected of committing the crime.
The 15-year-old girl first went missing March 19 when she left home to go to the store and never came back. The girl’s mother, Stacey Elkins, brought screenshots of a Facebook video that showed her daughter undressed and surrounded by men to the Chicago police. (RELATED:Chicago Teen Allegedly Gang-Raped Over Facebook Live)
Approximately 40 people watched the alleged gang rape, but no one called the police about it, the Chicago Police Department said.
“Here’s what’s even more disturbing, more than the fact that they did this, there were so many people that saw it and didn’t pick up the phone to dial 911,” Johnson told WGN-TV. “That’s not right. It’s just not right.”
Chicago police found the girl two days after she went missing. According to Elkins, people have sent her daughter threats online.
This is one of many crimes committed over Facebook live in the past few months. A group of black teens brutally assaulted a Chicago white man with special needs in January. They shouted anti-Trump slogans while beating, punching and kicking him.
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