Victim in sexual assault posted on Facebook Live receiving threats

Yolanda Curtis
March 31, 2017

Taking a screenshot on your computer or phone of the live video and the person's profile can also help, Chicago Police said.

"I just want her home", her mother told the station Monday.

The Lawndale teen has been too scared to return to her home and is staying with other family members, according to reports.

'This is just disturbing and to think the kids think it is amusing, ' Elkins said.

Forty people watch live feed showing sexual assault of 15-year-old girl in U.S. without alerting police.

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


No arrests have yet been made, but a spokesman for Chicago police says they have conducted several interviews with potential suspects and they are "making good progress" identifying the assailants.

"They couldn't send me the video so they sent screen shots", she said.

A relative of the girl, Reginald King, says he was the last to see her before the alleged attack, after the two attended church together on Sunday.

The company has teams that work "around the clock to review content that is being reported by users", the spokesman noted.

The mother said her daughter was still terrified after police found her.

Andrew Holmes, a local activist, said a friend of the girls mother called him Monday asking if he could help find the video online and get it to the police, which he did. The AP isn't naming her to protect the identity of her daughter.


Elkins told CBS the footage showed the girl in various stages of undress with a group of males. “It looked like. she was in total shock.”.

"I can't stay here", the mother said.

The social networking website Facebook has taken the video down.

Detectives are now trying to track down the owner of the Facebook page and the others in the video.

The suffering is still not over for a teen who was sexually assaulted live on Facebook. "We take our responsibility to keep people safe on Facebook very seriously and will remove videos that depict sexual assault and are shared to glorify violence".

“Crimes like this are ugly and we do not allow that kind of content on Facebook, ” she said.


A man identified as the girl's uncle told USA media that the young men involved, some possibly under 18, were known in the local community.

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