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Three Teens Charged With Raping 12-Year-Old Girl, Posting Video Of Rape To Facebook

By Chuck Sudo in News on May 18, 2013 6:00PM

Three South side teens have been charged as adults with forcing a 12-year-old girl to perform sex acts, then posting video of the assault to Facebook.

Justin Applewhite and Scandale Fritz, both 16, and 15-year-old Kenneth Brown are being held on $900,000 bond each for aggravated criminal sexual assault in connection with the December 2012 incident. The assaults began around 3:30 p.m. at Fritz's Englewood home, when he forced the girl to his basement and allegedly raped her. Applewhite and Brown then reportedly followed, with Brown flashing a handgun to the girl. According to court documents filed by the Cook County State's Attorney's office, Fritz recorded the assault while Applewhite and Brown raped the girl. Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Bridget O'Brien said the girl "knew that all three defendants were gang members of the Black Disciples faction 'Tay-Town' and was fearful that [Brown] would shoot her," according to DNAInfo Chicago.

The video purportedly shows Brown waving his gun in the air and the three shouting gang signs. According to the Sun-Times, Fritz provided a handwritten account of his involvement to prosecutors.