Teens Get Probation for Livestreaming of Chicago Sex Assault

People who were watching the attack live did not call the police.

(Reuters) — Two teenage boys who pleaded guilty in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed live on Facebook have been sentenced to five years of probation, Chicago prosecutors said on Thursday.

Cook County juvenile court judge Patricia Mendoza sentenced the two 15-year-olds on Wednesday and ordered them to register as sex offenders, said Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the district attorney.

The pair pleaded guilty to child pornography in November. They were originally charged with aggravated sexual assault and manufacturing and dissemination of child pornography.

Police said at the time of the attack in March that five or six males had assaulted the girl, whose family contacted authorities when she went missing. People who were watching the attack live did not call police, they said.

Reuters does not name the victims of sexual assault.

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    • Lauri Sue Robertson

      Yes, Mary, what you are missing is the callous disregard that male judges have for female rape victims. It happens over and over again, and until each judge is called out by the people, and forced to justify his actions, it will continue!

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