Three Mississippi teens were charged with kidnapping and sexual assault Friday. The teens had recorded themselves sexually assaulting a woman as thousands watched on Facebook live.
The video begins with a male demanding oral sex from the woman, with others in the background encouraging him. A female voice says: “She ain’t going home” and that she has to do it “until her throat swells up.”
The female voice is that of Haleigh Alexis Hudson, 19. She surrendered to police on charges of felony kidnapping and sexual assault and is being held on $400,000 bond. The Sun Herald reports that the two male suspects, Ezzie Johnson and Kadari Fabien Booker, both 17, were arrested on separate felony kidnapping and sexual assault charges.
As if it could get any worse, the Clarion Ledger reports the female victim had special needs.
The video was removed from the popular social media website, but not before it was shared 1,500 times and accrued 84,000 views. One concerned user, Tiffany Hailey, told the Clarion Ledger she watched the video live.
“This is gut wrenchingly horrific,” Hailey said. “It’s really, really, bad.”
Ezzie Johnson recorded the video at the home of a 23-year-old woman, and will be tried as an adult, according to Gulfport Police.
“I wish people would look at just how warped our society has become,” he said. “We videotape pain and suffering, then we share it and we view it over and over. And I don’t doubt this story will be dead in two days and everybody [will] move on to something else and you still have a victim of a crime,” said Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania.
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