US police probe gang-rape streamed on Facebook Teenage victim may have known her attackers, who are believed to be all minors who 'terrorised' her neighbourhood.

US police probe gang-rape streamed on Facebook

Teenage victim may have known her attackers, who are believed to be all minors who 'terrorised' her neighbourhood.



Chicago police were questioning several individuals on Wednesday who allegedly gang-raped a teenage girl and broadcast the assault on Facebook Live.
The victim was a 15-year-old girl who went missing on Sunday in the crime-plagued city in the US Midwest. She was found on Tuesday and taken to a children's hospital for treatment.
It was the latest in a series of troubling incidents in which violent acts have been streamed live on Facebook, including two fatal shootings and the kidnapping and tortureof a disabled 18-year-old.
Authorities said on Wednesday they were investigating the incident as a criminal sexual assault.
The live online video of the alleged gang-rape attracted as many as 40 viewers at one time, but no one contacted police, according to reports. The video was later taken down.
The Chicago Tribune newspaper reported at least one juvenile was taken into custody. Earlier, police said they were looking for as many as six suspects. 
"It's disgusting. As a father with two daughters, I can't imagine what that mom is going through," Chicago's Police Chief Eddie Johnson said.
City councilor Michael Scott Jr said investigators believe the girl knew the attackers and that they were all minors.

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