'Sex assault' streamed on Facebook Live

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'Intercourse assault' streamed on Fb Stay

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The alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old woman by 5 or 6 males was streamed on Fb Reside, based on Chicago Police.

Round 40 individuals have been stated to have been watching the stream at one level however no one reported the incident to police.

A police spokesman stated authorities first discovered of what occurred after the woman's mom approached the top of police as he was leaving a station.

Detectives have questioned a number of individuals however no arrests have been made.

The video has since been eliminated.

'Hideous crimes'

The woman, who had been lacking for a day, has now been discovered by detectives and reunited together with her household.

Her mom, whom the BBC shouldn't be naming, stated her daughter seemed to be scared within the footage, including "it is so disgusting".

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"It is simply horrible. I do know they will get their day coming," she stated on Tuesday morning, earlier than her daughter was discovered.

Chicago police chief, Supt Eddie Johnson, was stated to be "visibly upset" after the woman's mom confirmed him screenshots of the video.

A relative of the woman, Reginald King, says he was the final to see her earlier than the alleged assault, after the 2 attended church collectively on Sunday.

"No one deserves that. No human being deserves for that to occur to them," he informed native media, including that he suspects native "thugs" dedicated the assault.

After the woman was discovered, she was taken to hospital with accidents to her face, he advised the Chicago Tribune.

A spokesman for Chicago police tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that police are "making good progress" in figuring out the assailants.

"Interviews ongoing however no formal suspects named but,", Anthony Guglielmi added.

"Crimes like this are hideous and we don't permit that sort of content material on Fb," a spokeswoman for the corporate stated.

"We take our duty to maintain individuals protected on Fb very significantly and can take away movies that depict sexual assault and are shared to glorify violence."

In January, Chicago police arrested 4 individuals following a separate incident by which a person's alleged assault was reside streamed, additionally on Fb Stay.

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