3 charged in sexual assault carried out on Facebook Live

3 charged in sexual assault carried out on Facebook Live
(From left:) Ezzie Johnson, Haleigh Alexis Hudson, Kadari Fabien Booker (Images: Police photos)

[Ed. – Another atrocity recorded on Facebook Live, providing authorities with an open-and-shut case. It makes you wonder whether the titillation of performing a rape on camera is not the only motivation for these sick acts.]

Three people are in custody in connection to an apparent sexual assault shown on Facebook Live. Two teen suspects turned themselves in and the third suspect was arrested by Gulfport police Wednesday night.

Ezzie Johnson, 17, is being held on a $200,000 bond on a charge of kidnapping. Haleigh Alexis Hudson, 19, who is also wanted on a charge of sexual battery, is being held on a $400,000 bond. Johnson will be charged as an adult.

Kadari Fabien Booker is charged with felony kidnapping and sexual assault. Booker’s bond was set at $500,000, according to the Sun Herald.

Tuesday around 11:46 p.m., patrol officers responded to an address in the 3100 block of 7th Avenue, later believed to be Hudson’s residence, in reference to a reported assault. Upon arrival, officers learned of a Facebook Live video that depicted a sexual and physical assault of a 23-year-old woman.

The video was subsequently deleted, but Facebook user Tiffany Hailey recorded the video and reposted it to her page.

Hailey said she saw the live video and realized she was witnessing an assualt happening in real time.

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