A teenage girl has been arrested for selling her 7-year-old sister to a group of men at a party, allowing them to gang rape her.
The 15-year-old New Jersey girl met several young men she knew one afternoon, who invited her to a party at a crime-ridden inner city apartment building.
She was with her 7-year-old stepsister at the time, and decided to take her to the party.
Once the party got underway, with in the region of a dozen participants, the girl began selling herself to partygoers and had sex with several of the men present. She then gave her sister some money in exchange for letting the men touch her.
Police say then men soon progressed from touching the girl to viciously raping her:
“It went from touching to straight out assault and rape. They threatened to kill her if she screamed or told anyone.”
Once they were finished with the little girl she dressed and left the party. She was later discovered crying outside and taken home, where police had just arrived after her parents reported her missing.
The child was taken to hospital and the girl was subsequently arrested and placed in a juvenile detention centre.
She has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and promoting prostitution, amongst other crimes. Prosceutors intend to have her tried as an adult.
Police are also intent on arresting the party-goers who participated in the rape, and the local mayor is also keen to see action taken:
“The police are taking this personal. I know there’s a place in hell for all the people that participated in this and I’m sure they will get there.”