The alleged gang-rape of a 15-year-old is being investigated by police after it was streamed over Facebook Live. The girl was reported missing on Sunday afternoon before surfacing in the video. Investigators have said that 40 people viewed the assault online, but none of them reported it to law enforcement.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson expressed his distress over the broadcast saying, “here’s what’s even more disturbing, more than the fact that they did this, there were so many people that saw it and didn’t pick up the phone to dial 911. That’s not right. It’s just not right.”
According to the Daily Caller, the video was discovered by the victim’s family:
The teen’s family reported her missing Sunday afternoon. She left to go to the store and didn’t come back. The teen’s uncle called Stacey Elkins, her mother, and told her he had seen a live video of the girl being assaulted by a group of people.
Elkins brought screenshots of the video to Johnson who was “visibly upset” by the live stream. The video, according to Elkins, features her daughter unclothed.
“For you to do something like that and then to post it up on Facebook like it’s a joke, it’s just terrible. I know they’ll get their day coming,” Elkins said of the perpetrators.
Her daughter was found the following Tuesday