Boy Turned In by Mom in Facebook Live Rape No One Reported

Two have now been arrested, more arrests expected
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2017 5:59 PM CDT

(Newser) – A second teenager suspected in the sexual assault of a Chicago teenager that was streamed live on Facebook turned himself in to police on Monday afternoon, the AP reports. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the mother of a 15-year-old boy who was being sought on an arrest warrant issued Sunday brought him to a police station. Guglielmi said the boy would be later brought to a juvenile detention center where a 14-year-old boy who was arrested in the case over the weekend is being held. Each teen faces felony counts of criminal sexual assault, manufacturing of child pornography, and dissemination of child pornography, Guglielmi said.

Police have not provided details about what exactly happened on March 19 when they said five or six males participated in sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl after she was lured inside a residence by one of the suspects. But they have said that besides the cellphone camera that recorded the incident and streamed it live on Facebook, others at the scene also recorded the sexual assault. Police say they expect other juveniles and an adult to be charged. Police haven't released the names of any suspects. Police have said the assault was watched live by about 40 viewers, none of whom called authorities to report what was happening. (Read more gang rape stories.)

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