The alleged sexual assaults took place at 16-year old Scandale Fritz’s house Dec. 15, 2012. Fritz lured the girl to his home, led her into the basement and allegedly raped her. According to court documents, he filmed the two other teens Justin Applewhite and Kenneth Brown as they raped her.
“The video of the rape was posted first to Brown’s Facebook page, and then to the other boy’s pages. Prosecutors said all three boys appear on the footage, in which the girl demands them to stop. Brown reportedly held a gun during sex, and the boys could be heard shouting gang slogans.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Fritz provided prosecutors with a handwritten account of the events.”
Suspects and social media are becoming as commonplace as peanut butter and jelly. Criminals, for reasons unclear to me, are eager to share their crimes with the universe. Don’t they know that once they send evidence of a crime out into the world that the world will see it? Perhaps it’s narcissism, arrogance, or just plain ignorance. Whatever the reason, I encourage them to keep doing it. It makes the prosecutor’s job easy – it’s the gift of a conviction neatly packaged in the postings of Facebook. Prosecutors everywhere thank you.
(Source: The Huffington Post)