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But when Harris saw the video that went viral this week, she thought of the sweet and easygoing girl who probably trusts people too much. Harris, joined by several relatives, spoke hours after Chicago police announced charges against three of the girls. Two of them, 13 and 14, were charged with aggravated battery.
Three teen girls now face charges in a story we first brought you Tuesday night. The girls face charges that they beat another girl, who has special needs. NBC 5's Michelle Relerford has the story.
A community activist, who helped the year-old victim after the attack Monday on the South Side, says she's home safe and in good spirits with family. Police say her so-called friends turned against her, and before the attack, was away from home for five days without anyone reporting her missing. Harris says the group of girls seen attacking the high school sophomore did so after she refused to go along with their plan to perform sex acts on an older boy, then threatened to tell the police.
The recording shows the girl screaming as the teens strike her repeatedly; some of the teens can be heard laughing in the background. Chicago police said the girl was missing for five days before the video was shared and police were contacted. Related: Parents say year-old with special needs bitten repeatedly in 'gruesome' school bus attack.
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A year-old "special needs" Chicago girl who was beaten by a group of people in a video posted online may also have been sexually assaulted off camera at some other point in time, police said Wednesday. Detectives are trying to piece together basic facts about the "sick and disgusting crimes" committed against the teen, including where and when the beating took place and who was involved, Officer Jose Jara, a police spokesman, said at a news conference. He said the girl, who was taken to an area hospital where she was treated and released, told detectives that she was sexually assaulted in a separate incident.
The year-old girl savagely beaten by group of teen girls in a horrifying viral video shared in Chicago had been missing for five days and may have been sexually assaulted, police said Wednesday. Jara said the girl indicted that she had been sexually assaulted and that she was treated at a hospital and released. Chicago police say a year-old girl whose attack by a group of young people was captured on cellphone video and shared online may also have been sexually assaulted off camera at some other point. The girl was treated at a hospital and released, police say.
Three Chicago girls were arrested on suspicion of being part of a teen mob that brutally beat a special needs girl in what police described as a "beyond disturbing" attack that was video recorded and posted on social media. The year-old victim, who has a mental disability and had been reported missing by her father, thought the alleged attackers -- ages 13, 14 and 15 -- were her friends, Chicago police said during a news conference on Thursday. Johnson said that two of the juvenile suspects were arrested Wednesday and charged with felony aggravated assault, and the third was arrested on a charge of mob action.
The recording shows the girl screaming as the teens strike her repeatedly; some of the teens can be heard laughing in the background. Chicago police said the girl was missing for five days before the video was shared and police were contacted. The girl was located Tuesday night and taken to an area hospital where she was treated and released.