Three Illinois teenagers are accused of raping a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint and posting a video of it on Facebook.
Kenneth Brown, 15, Justin Applewhite, 16, and Scandale Fritz, 16 appeared in court on Friday. They are being charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault.
All three are accused of luring the girl into Fritz's home in Englewood where they sexually assaulted her.
The girl was raped by Fritz and told to also have sex with Brown and Applewhite.
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When the girl refused to have sex with them, Brown and Applewhite raped her and ordered her again to perform sex acts on them.
She said she was scared to attempt escaping because she was afraid of getting shot.
A day later, she told an adult what had happened and was taken to the hospital. Police were also contacted.
Two days after the attack, a video was uploaded to Brown's Facebook page showing the attack. Applewhite and Fritz then shared the video on their own pages.
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In the video, prosecutors said the boys can be heard shouting gang slogans. Fritz said later that he did make the tape.
The teens are being tried as adults and are set to return to court on June 6.
Fritz and Brown were athletes at Englewood and Hubbard High Schools.