A wanted suspect in the sexual assault of a Chicago teenager — streamed online for the world to see on Facebook Live — is now under arrest, after his mother hauled him into a police station, officials confirmed Monday.
A warrant had been out for the arrest of the 15-year-old boy. Police planned to bring him to a juvenile detention center where a 14-year-old boy arrested in the case over the weekend was being held, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
The 15-year-old boy and his mother showed up at the Ogden District police station on the city’s West Side so the teen could turn himself in, The Chicago Tribune reported. Each teen faces felony counts of criminal sexual assault, manufacturing of child pornography and dissemination of child pornography, Guglielmi added.
As many as six people took part in sexually assaulting the 15-year-old girl and streaming it online March 19, police said. They told reporters that some 40 people watched the stream, but nobody contacted police or law enforcement.