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Ga. Police investigate sex abuse claims made on 12-year-old’s live stream suicide

January 13, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Ga. Police investigate sex abuse claims made on 12-year-old’s live stream suicide

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Georgia Police investigating sex abuse claims made on pre-teen’s live stream suicide.

Authorities in Georgia are investigating sexual abuse claims made by a 12-year-old during her live stream suicide on Facebook.

In the 42-minute-long video, Katelyn Nicole Davis said that she was physically and sexually abused by a family member before she hanged herself in the front yard of her home and streamed it live on Facebook, according to the Fox station WAGA-TV.

The first part of the live stream suicide shows the young girl setting a rope on a tree and tearfully saying sorry to her friends and God.

“I’m sorry everyone,” she states. “I’m sorry … I don’t deserve to live.”

Katelyn’s lifeless body was seen hanging for over 15 minutes. A woman, who cannot be seen on camera, is heard shouting the girl’s name as cars pass.

Three days before Katelyn killed herself, on December 30th she made similar abuse accusations in an online diary, Coosa Valley News reported. Most of the vlog posts have been deleted from the site.

Katelyn Nicole Davis, 12, killed herself during a Facebook live stream, and authorities are now investigating. (INSTAGRAM)

Weeks after her suicide, Katelyn’s disturbing live stream is still being shared online and Kenny Dodd, the Polk County Police Chief, said the department has not been able to prevent social media users from distributing the video.

“We contacted the sites. They asked if they had to take it down and by law they don’t,” the police chief said to Fox5 Atlanta. “But it’s just the decent thing to do.”

Dodd said that he wasn’t initially informed the tragic event was being shared on social media.

“We were actually contacted by an officer from California who saw it on the night of the event,” he added.

In the days since the child’s death, the police department has been flooded with phone calls, Facebook messages, and emails from all over the world demanding the video be taken down.

However, legally, there is not much the department is able to do.

Dodd continued: “We want it down as much as anyone – for the family and it may be harmful to other kids.”

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