Another teen was arrested Monday in connection with the live-streamed sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.
NBC New York reported that the boy went with his mother to Chicago police and turned himself in to authorities. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that the boy was questioned then taken to juvenile detention.
Crime Online recently reported that a 14-year-old boy was arrested over the weekend for the gang rape, which included five or six teen boys. He was charged with “aggravated criminal assault, manufacturing of child pornography, and dissemination of child pornography.”
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Police were able to identify two of the teens responsible using social media search warrants which they obtained with the help of Facebook.
Supt. Eddie Johnson reportedly said Sunday that the boys will be punished for the “absolutely horrific” attack on the young girl.
“The young men responsible, they should be ashamed of themselves. They humiliated themselves, humiliated their families, and now they’re going to be held accountable for what they did.”
Police say that none of the 40 people who viewed the live streamed video while it was happening reported it to authorities.
The report said that the attack took place on March 19, but the mother reported the attack on March 21 after she received photos of the assault. She stopped Johnson outside of the police station as he was walking out and showed him the video.
Johnson reportedly said that though the young girl went through a terrible ordeal, she was able to stay strong.
“As a father of young women myself, I am so inspired by her strength. And while I know the emotional wounds caused by this savagery will take long to heal, I’m hopeful that her story can be an inspiration to so many other young women who are victimized by bullying and sexual assault.”
The young girl has reportedly been bullied since the attack and she and her family have been moved to a “safe place” to protect them.