Police: Girl, 7, seen performing sex act live during remote learning

Midwest

CHICAGO (WGN) — Police in Chicago are questioning a male suspect after a 7-year-old girl was sexually assaulted during remote learning.

Police said the girl was doing remote learning from inside a home on the city’s South Side Thursday afternoon when someone observed her performing a sex act on a man.

A teacher at Bronzeville Academy Charter School reported seeing the girl performing a sex act during an online study hall session. Some students were also online at the time, but administrators don’t believe any witnessed the assault.

The girl was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital to get checked out. Her condition is unknown.

Police did not say if the victim and the suspect are related.

Students across the country are participating in remote learning as many schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

If you have any information, Chicago police say you can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com. The Department of Children and Family Services is also investifating.

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