Teen Who Was Gang Raped on Facebook Live Is Receiving Threats

MAR 22 2017 – by and



The mother of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who was allegedly gang raped in a Facebook Live video said on Wednesday that she no longer feels safe in her neighborhood after receiving online threats.

Police found her daughter on Tuesday, but the girl’s mother said that she and her daughter are afraid to stay at their home because of Facebook threats they’ve received and neighborhood children taunting their family.

“This is just disturbing and to think the kids think it is funny,” the mother, 32, told the Associated Press.

NBC News is not naming the mother to protect her and her daughter.

The mother told the AP that people have sent messages saying that “they are going to get her” child and neighborhood kids have come by her house laughing and ringing her doorbell.

“[The Chicago Police Dept.] is aware of the social media communication and visits to the family’s home and detectives have filed case reports and opened parallel investigations in reference,” police spokesman Anthony Gugleilmi said in a statement on Wednesday. “[Police] Superintendent Eddie Johnson also contacted the victim’s mother early Wednesday afternoon to check on the well-being of the young girl and her family.”

At least 40 people watched her daughter’s assault on Facebook Live and none reported it to the police, authorities said on Tuesday.

“I can’t stay here,” she told the AP of her home in Chicago. “I have other kids, too. I [used to] let them walk to school and now I have to take them.”

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