CHICAGO — A second teen has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed on Facebook Live last month.
The 15-year-old boy on Monday turned himself into officers at the Ogden (10th) Police District accompanied by his mother, according to a statement from police spokesman Anthony Gugliemi.
The teen will be charged as a juvenile with criminal sexual assault and the manufacturing and distribution of child pornography, Gugliemi said.
Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said Sunday at a news conference that a warrant had been issued for the teen's arrest.
On Sunday, Johnson called the case "reprehensible."
A 14-year-old boy has also been arrested in connection with the case that created headlines across the country.
The 15-year-old girl was reported missing March 19. On March 21, police announced she had been found by Ogden District officers and reunited with her mother.
"No woman should ever be treated the way this young woman was," Johnson said Sunday at a news conference announcing the arrest.
"The young men responsible, they should be ashamed of themselves. They humiliated themselves, humiliated their families, and now they're going to be held accountable for what they did."
The family of the girl approached Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson after a news conference March 20, and told him they'd seen her being sexually assaulted by several boys in a video on Facebook Live and showed him stills from the video, Guglielmi said.
Johnson took the girl's mother aside and called the chief of detectives.
Officers found the girl in the street the next day and she was taken to a hospital and reunited with her mother.
At Sunday's press conference, Johnson decried the inaction of social media users who viewed the live-streamed video of the assault and failed to act.
"We've seen a couple of acts in this city in the last few months involving social media, and it just disgusts me that people could watch these videos and not pick up the phone and dial 911," Johnson said.
Police said said the girl has since been a victim of "constant social media bullying" that has prolonged her trauma in the aftermath of the assault.
The assault was one of several high-profile crimes that have been live-streamed on Facebook in Chicago. Last month, a pregnant woman was recording herself on Facebook Live when a gunman opened fire, wounding her and killing a 2-year-old and a man.
In January, four people were charged with a hate crimes in the kidnapping and torturing of a mentally disabled suburban man on Facebook Live.
In 2016, a man was live streaming when he was shot and fatally wounded in North Lawndale. Also in 2016 a man taking a selfie video was shot on Facebook. He survived that incident, but was shot to death months later.