That girl was reportedly sexually assaulted and then kicked out of the van because she continued yelling. She reportedly managed to pull one of the 16-year-olds out of the vehicle while being kicked out, despite attempts by some of the suspects to pull her back in. The other 16-year-old, who remained in the van, was reportedly unconscious as she was taken into one of the suspects homes and sexually assaulted. Three witnesses who happened to be in the vicinity called police after seeing the commotion.
Police in Chicago have arrested the ninth African-American suspect in connection with the rape, kidnapping, drugging and assault of three white teenagers last October. The incident took place on Oct. 19 at approximately 9:45 p.m, and much of the assault footage was recorded on cell phone video of some of the suspects.
The Chicago Tribune reported that two of the suspects exited a van outside of a liquor store, began talking to the girls and convinced them to get into the vehicle. The two 16-year-old girls in the assault were given alcohol and marijuana. Police reported that one of the girls was “extremely intoxicated,” while another recorded a blood alcohol content of .237, or roughly triple the legal limit. That girl was reportedly found partially conscious in a suspect’s basement, lying in a pool of her own vomit.
Two suspects reportedly took turns driving the van while the girls were assaulted. Court prosecutors say the third victim, a 15-year-old who was not given or marijuana, tried to protect the other girls by screaming and pounding on the windows of the van.
A trial date for the case has not yet been set, but is expected to take place by the end of the year.
(Photos: Chicago Police Department)