NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) — North Charleston Police in South Carolina have arrested two men in connection to the sexual assault Monday night, May 4, of a 13-year-old girl with “diminished mental capacity.”
The reported assault was livestreamed on the internet via Facebook Live, police say.
Tasheen A. Walker, 20, and Jonah D. Fishburne, 18, both remain in jail at the Charleston County Detention Center following their arrests late Monday night on charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
North Charleston Police say they were alerted to the reported sexual assault incident when people began reporting the Facebook Live video to them. An officer viewed the video, and commented asking anyone with information to call 911.
Police say multiple people called 911 to give details, which led officers to an abandoned residence. There, officers say they met with the victim and her mother, who were both visibly upset.
NCPD officers said the victim told them she was walking to her grandmother’s house around after hanging out with her boyfriend, when a group of five males asked her to come over to them.
When she went over to them, police say the victim told them the group of males grabbed her and forced her into the abandoned house, where the group began assaulting her in the basement of the home.
Police said the victim identified two of her attackers as Walker and Fishburne, but says she didn’t recognize the other three. The three remaining individuals had left the area by the time police arrived.
The girl was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police arrested Walker and Fishburne a short time later. The three remaining suspects are still wanted.
North Charleston Police ask that the community not to share any copies or screenshots of the Facebook Live video showing the sexual assault, as it contains child pornography. Sharing of the video, images, or links to it, is a crime.
Anyone with more information that could help police bring the remaining three suspects to justice is asked to contact Sgt. Jonathan Glenn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-740-5894