Three Chicago-area teens are facing charges of aggravated sexual assault after they allegedly raped a girl and posted the video on Facebook.
Justin Applewhite, 16, Kenneth Brown, 15, and Scandale Fritz, 16, are named in the attack. According to prosecutors, Fritz lured a 12-year-old girl to his home, took her into the basement, and sexually assaulted her. Reports indicate that he then took Brown and Applewhite to the basement, where they all forced the girl to engage in sex acts.
According to the Sun-Times, the girl refused for a while, but eventually gave in because she knew the three teens were gang members and feared for her life if she continued to refuse.
The video allegedly shows the rape, complete with the waving of guns and the flashing of gang signs. One of the assaulters, Fritz, apparently turned the camera around on his own face, giving police a nice big image of who was perpetrating the crime.
The video eventually wound up on all of the attackers' Facebook pages.
All three teens are being held on charges of aggravated criminal assault, and will return to court on June 6th. Sometimes, you just have to sit back and ask "wtf are people thinking?" Sadly, this is not the only serious crime that teens have committed and then posted to Facebook in recent memory. Last year, three teens were charged with first-degree murder after reportedly beating a disabled man to death and then uploading the video to Facebook. Earlier this year, two girls (14, 15) landed in hot water after they posted a video involving their attack on a 13-year-old girl to Facebook.