South Carolina men molest 13-year-old girl with diminished mental capacity on Facebook Live, get arrested
Tasheen A. Walker, 20, and Jonah D. Fishburne, 18, have been charged with second-degree criminal sexual assault with a minor. Three others involved in the crime are still at large
NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: Two South Carolina men have been arrested and charged after police said they streamed the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl with "diminished mental capacity" on Facebook Live.
Tasheen A. Walker, 20, and Jonah D. Fishburne, 18, first came to the attention of North Charleston Police after they were alerted to the sexual assault incident by people reporting the Facebook Live video in question, according to Fox Baltimore.
An officer then viewed the video and commented asking anyone with information to call 911. Multiple people called to give details, which led police to an abandoned residence where the victim lived with her mother.
Both were visibly upset, with the victim revealing that the incident happened after a group of five males asked her to come over to them as she was walking to her grandmother's house after hanging out with her boyfriend.
When she went over to them, she said they grabbed her and forced her into the abandoned house, where they all started assaulting her in the basement. She identified two of her attackers as Walker and Fishburne, but could not recognize the other three.
Walker and Fishburne were arrested late on Monday, May 4, on charges of second-degree criminal sexual assault with a minor and are currently being held at the Charleston County Detention Center.
ABC News4 reported that Fishburne had bailed out of jail just 12 hours before the incident and had previously been charged with possession of ecstasy and underage alcohol possession. Walker, on the other hand, had three previous arrests in Charleston County since 2016.
North Charleston Police have also asked the community not to share any copies or screenshots of the Facebook Live video showing the sexual assault as it contains child pornography. They said that sharing the video, images, or links of it, is a crime pursuant to South Carolina Law 16-15-405 - Second Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.
The three remaining suspects had fled the scene before police arrived and are still wanted by the authorities. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts and could help bring them to justice has been advised to contact Sgt. Jonathan Glenn at [email protected] or 843-740-5894.
The incident comes just days after MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) reported that a Washington man was arrested and charged for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old for a month after moving into her bedroom and hiding beneath her bed and in her closet to evade capture.
Zacharias Adrian Cavasos, 21, had contacted the victim on social media in December before traveling from Washington state to Oregon to meet her in early February. He told her to find him at the Wildhorse Resort and Casino before clandestinely moving into her bedroom on February 10 and hiding in a cavity under her bed after removing slats that held the mattress to avoid detection by her grandfather.
While he was spotted and asked to leave, he sneaked back into the property, returned to the girl's room, and stayed there until he was discovered again on March 11 and arrested. He was eventually charged with sexual abuse of a minor in the case.