Police arrested and charged a man for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old relative during her online class.
18-year old Catrell Walls received charges for felony counts related to a criminal sexual assault upon a victim. Sources revealed how the harrowing incident took place in Chicago, last Saturday, sending shockwaves around the country.
Moreover, an entire online forum witnessed the tragic act as it was used for the purpose of remote teaching. Police confirmed how the teen is held without any bond. He will stay behind bars until his next court hearing on November 21st.
Witnesses explain the shocking moment when they saw the child predator perform the sexual act via an online application, used for teaching. The entire incident reportedly took place at 1:30 pm on Thursday. While the girl’s speaker was on mute, her video camera was on. Therefore, everyone could witness the horrifying moment live, from their screens.
On the other hand, the teacher explains how she heard plenty of students asking one another, ‘what is going on?’ ‘What on earth is happening?’ And that was during a short mid-break during the class. Soon, she also noticed the abuse, leaving chills down her spine.
On that note, the teacher immediately ordered all of the students to log off immediately. And that was seconds before she called out the student’s name, asking her to switch off the camera. Therefore, the defendant went on shutting the camera as reported by authorities.
After the shocking ordeal, the teacher immediately reported the incident to the school’s principal, describing what she saw.
They swiftly called up the girl’s family, the police, and child protection services too.Prosecutors described the horror-filled event that took place later when the principal and father questioned the victim. She explained how this wasn’t the first time that such an assault took place with her.
She confirmed how it occurred in the past, leaving her family members stunned. Soon, authorities took her to Corner Children’s Hospital. Since the police were well aware of the attack, they went to her home. Upon asking her to identify who the attacker was, she did so immediately. And he was arrested on the spot.
The shocking and disturbing situation left many shattered. Moreover, the judge for the case confirmed how the victim suffered countless attacks for the past one year. Hence, he believes that it’s something that won’t simply stop because of his orders.