KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some Kansas City area residents are outraged after a video was posted that appears to show two high school students molesting an underage girl. The girl appears to be unconscious during the sexual assault.
The video has seen been removed from Facebook, but not before screenshots were taken and shared with KCTV5.
The Kansas City Police Department’s cyber crime unit is investigating the allegations, Sgt. Kari Thompson of the Kansas City Police Department said Monday afternoon.
Thompson says a report was taken and no charges have been filed. KCTV5 has filed a request to obtain a copy of the report.
It wasn’t clear Monday evening when the video was made, but it was apparently made in Kansas City.
A KCTV5 viewer said the video was posted over the weekend and showed a student in the Raytown school district molesting an unconscious girl while another student video taped the assault.
She said the boys sought likes but instead received outraged, which forced them to remove the video. The viewer said the boys have shared videos before of them taking advantage of girls while they were intoxicated.
Raytown police have received numerous calls from concerned residents, but a spokesman said the alleged crime did not occur in Raytown.
“It belongs to Kansas City,” Officer Evan Hartenstein said. “Kansas City is handling the case and handling the investigation.”
Raytown administrators were unaware of the allegations before KCTV5 contacted a district spokeswoman Monday afternoon.
Cathy Allie, district spokesman, said school officials considered the allegations a serious issue and immediately contacted Raytown police to find out if there were anything they could do to assist their investigation. Raytown police in turn referred the district to Kansas City police.
There is no allegation that the attack took place on district property. Allie said the district would try to determine the girl’s identity and provide assistance as appropriate if she turns out to be a district student.