Chicago, IL – Cook County prosecutors say Scandale Fritz, 16, Kenneth Brown, 15, and Justin Applewhite, 16, raped a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint, then posted a video of the sexual assault on their Facebook pages.
It happened in December of last year when the victim went to Fritz’s home to talk to him. Once inside, the girl said that Brown and Applewhite were also there and that Brown had a gun in his pocket.
Fritz took the girl into the basement were he raped and sodomized her. He then ordered her to have sex with the other two teens. She refused, but later complied because she was scared Brown would kill her.
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,” Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Bridget O’Brien said.
Tt’s quite common for teens to videotape their illegal activities so they can then share them online, and these teens were no exception. This particular video shows Brown waving a gun in the air while the girl performs a sex act, and all three shouting gang slogans, prosecutors said. Luckily for these idiots, they are clearly visible in the video, with Fritz even turning the camera toward himself.
The day after being gang raped, the girl told someone what had happened. She made a police report and was treated and examined at a hospital. The day after that, on Dec. 17, the video was posted on all three boys’ Facebook pages.
Why in the hell it took until this month to arrest these teens is anyone’s guess, but they were all ordered held in lieu of $900,000 bail on charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault. They were charged as adults.
Not surprisingly, this isn’t the first time some of the accused have been in trouble. Fritz and Brown are co-defendants in a previous, unrelated robbery and aggravated battery case. Brown is also on probation stemming from a Nov. 28, 2012, unlawful use of a weapon case.