A Teenage Chicago Girl Was Just Gang-Raped on Facebook Live

Posted March 22, 2017

A teenage girl in Chicago whose sexual assault by multiple attackers was broadcast on Facebook has been found by law enforcement, police said on Tuesday.

Guglielmi tweeted Tuesday that detectives found the girl and reunited her with her family, and that they're conducting interviews.

According to local TV station WGN, Austin's uncle had informed her mother that he had seen a graphic video involving her daughter, which led the mother to believe she had been raped.

The girl, who was reported missing Sunday afternoon, is said to be the victim of a gang rape that was live streamed over Facebook, reports Fox News.

Austin, a freshman at Lane Technical College High School, left home after going to the store on Sunday, WGN reported.

The video has since been removed from the social media network, but Elkins gave the screen shots of the footage to investigators on the case, as well as Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, the report stated.

Chicago police also say they contacted Facebook to take down the video immediately, which they did.

"He was also very dismayed when he learned that there were people (who) were watching the incident live and no one called police", Giancamilli said.

"What's even more disturbing, more than the fact that they did this, there were so many people that saw this and they didn't pick up the phone and dial 911", Johnson told WGN. She is now being interviewed by police. "That's not right. It's just not right". It's the second time in months that Chicago police have investigated an apparent attack streamed live on Facebook. Back in January, a mentally disabled man was taunted and beaten up on a live post that spread across the site.