Schoolgirl, 14, sent messages to her family on Facebook begging for help as she was raped by stranger in woods
A schoolgirl sent messages to her family via Facebook pleading for help while she was being raped in woods near her home.
The 14-year-old used her mobile phone to write ‘help’ and ‘raping me’ on her sister’s profile page on the site, a court was told.
But although the messages alerted her mother and sister, who eventually discovered her collapsed by the roadside, they were too late to stop her ordeal.
I'm sorry, that must have been an awful ordeal, but WTF was she doing on Facebook at a time like that? She being assaulted by a rapist, she pulls out her phone, and instead of dialling 999, she's goes on Facebook.
Jesus H Christ on a pony. They say that when seconds count, the police are only minutes away, but if you rely on Faceache to get your plea for help out, no one has a chance of getting to you in time.
I really don't want o keep berating someone who's been through this, but no matter how hard I try, I just can't stop. Have her parents never told her what to do in the event of an emergency? Have we raised a generation of children whose only medium of communication is social media, even in life or death situations?
You know what annoys me even more? Out of a national newspaper and 446 comments, none of them picked up on this.