Mar 22, 2017

'Sex assault' streamed on Facebook Live

Around 40 people were said to have been watching the stream at one point but nobody reported the incident to police. A police spokesman said authorities first learned of what happened after the girl's mother approached the head of police as he was leaving a station. Detectives have questioned several people but no arrests have been made. "We take our responsibility to keep people safe on Facebook very seriously and will remove videos that depict sexual assault and are shared to glorify violence." In January, Chicago police arrested four people following a separate incident in which a man's alleged assault was live streamed, also on Facebook Live.

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