The Chicago authorities have recently released new details pertaining to the case of the 15-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by two juvenile suspects on Facebook Live. According to Maha Gardner, the Assistant State’s Attorney, the minor told the investigators that one of her abductors threatened to sic his pitbull on her if she wanted to run away. At the moment, the Chicago authorities have arrested two suspects in the Facebook Live gangrape case but said that more individuals are under scrutiny.
Maha Gardner, the Assistant State’s Attorney, recently declared in a press conference that two male suspects had been taken into custody in the case of the 15-year-old Chicago girl whose rape was broadcasted on Facebook Live.
According to Gardner, the suspects taken into custody are a 15-year-old and a 14-year-old. The initial hearing held for the 15-year-old revealed that both he and the other male suspect knew the girl before.
It would appear that the two of them met the 15-year-old Chicago girl on the 19th of March in a park. After chatting with her for a while, the two boys decided to take the girl to a house located in West Side. The 15-year-old was lured in house’s basement where she was assaulted by the boy and his friend.
What’s even more baffling is the fact that there was a bed in the basement and several people lined up to watch the ‘performance.’ As soon as the 15-year-old entered the basement, she was assaulted by the two individuals and dragged her into bed where she was sexually assaulted, while the others were watching and recording.
The girl’s police interview also revealed a disturbing fact. At one point, the two individuals told the 15-year-old girl that if she tries to escape the basement, they will sic a pitbull on her.
As for the suspects, both of them have been arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault and the creation and distribution of material containing child pornography. Pending the trial, the 15-year-old and his accomplice have been moved to a Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.
According to Patricia Mendoza, the judge overseeing the Facebook Live gangrape case, it’s quite likely that that the two boys will be trialed as adults. Meanwhile, the authorities are making ample efforts to help the 15-year-old girl resume her life. The girl’s mother said that her daughter was moved to a safe location, as she became the subject of the children’s ridicule.
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