The victim went missing when she didn’t return home after being dropped off by a relative, who claims to have been the last to see her before the attack.
Hours later, her family discovered a video on the Internet showing the high school freshman being attacked by “five or six” men.
After getting wind of the alarming video, cops began a search for the teen, who was ultimately found crying on a neighbor’s porch on Tuesday. She was released to her mother after receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.
No arrests have been made yet, but CPD Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted an update on the scary situation:
UPDATE: CPD making good progress identifying persons of interest in 10th Dist assault. Interviews ongoing but no formal suspects named yet
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) March 21, 2017
“It hurts me to my core because I was one of the last people to see her [before the alleged attack]. I want to make sure this never happens to anybody else’s kids, and if that starts with taking down this one group, I’ll make that my life’s mission.”
“If we don’t stand up and do anything about it now, who knows if the next kid this happens to, maybe they don’t get to come home. Maybe this doesn’t get to have a happy ending.”
Thus far neither the people who streamed the video to Facebook, nor the dozens of viewers, have been officially identified.
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
[Image via Facebook.]