A fourth teenager has been charged with the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl, an attack that was recorded and posted on Facebook.
Dyquier Garrett, 16, is charged with aggravated criminal
sexual assault in the December 2012 attack at the home of another teen charged
in the case, Scandale Fritz. He was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail.
Kenneth Brown, and Justin Applewhite, all now 16, were arrested in May
and indicted on sex assault charges in July and are each being held on $900,000
The assaults took place around 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 15 in Fritz's home
in the 400 block of West 60th Place in the Englewood neighborhood. The three boys charged in May assaulted the girl first, and
Garrett arrived later and also assaulted her.
had gone to Fritz's house to talk to him. Brown had a gun and
the girl twice refused to have sex with the boys before they forced her into in
the basement and sexually assaulted her. Fritz recorded
the attacks, including Brown holding a gun and the boys yelling out references
to the assaults and their gang.
After the assaults, Garrett came over to the house and watched the video with
Fritz and Applewhite, after which Fritz told Garrett the girl, then 12 years
old, would have sex with him also. Garrett went into the
basement with the girl alone and forced her to have sex.
A day after the assaults, the girl told a relative about the
attacks and a police report was filed and the girl was treated and examined at a
hospital. On Dec. 17, the video was posted on Brown's Facebook page, and then on
Fritz's and Applewhite's Facebook pages.
to investigators he made the recording.
Garrett were delayed because prosecutors were awaiting the results of lab tests
conducted by the Illinois State Police crime lab