US: Teenager gangraped on Facebook Live relocated to safe place

On Monday, five to six men allegedly gangraped a teenager and streamed the assault live on Facebook.

Published: 26th March 2017 12:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th March 2017 12:13 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

NEW YORK: A 15-year-old girl whose gangrape was streamed live on Facebook, and her family have been relocated to a "safe space", a media report said.

After the video of the attack was published, the authorities offered relocation services to the victim and her family as they started receiving threats and were being harassed, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Saturday.

On Monday, five to six men allegedly gangraped a teenager and streamed the assault live on Facebook. What was more horrifying was that the 40 people who watched the video did nothing -- not even call the police.

The incident came to the police's attention on Monday night, when the girl's mother approached the head of Chicago Police and registered a "missing" report. She said the girl disappeared on Sunday from the Lawndale neighbourhood. 

The woman also showed to the Chicago Police head the screen shots of the video of the assault. 

On Tuesday, the girl was found and reunited with her mother. Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the girl was found by Ogden District police officers.

The police said the victim was later taken to Comer Children's Hospital. 

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