I found this story from the AP. It is notable because both the age of the victim and the number of perpetrators.
It began with a crush, police said, and turned into one of the most shocking crimes in Milwaukee’s long, violent summer: an 11-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by as many as 20 boys while a 16-year-old girl she was romantically interested in watched and coached her.
There were also a couple other details that lead me to think about how this story will be portrayed and how the media coverage will be structured. First, the involvement of the 16 year old girl in the attack has drawn attention probably because of her gender and her gender identity. My impression is that the 16 year old is transgender or possibly gender queer in some other sort of way. I base that on this quote:
The 11-year-old girl told police she was interested in the teenage girl, who looked and dressed like a boy, authorities said in court records. She and two friends went to the teen’s house, where the child performed oral sex on three teenage boys, the court records said.
Second the involvement of the 40 year old uncle in all of this is disturbing, and adds even more sensation to the story. It’s also interesting that the article frames this event as part of an escalating number of violent gang assaults. I don’t want to argue much either way about what direction the story will end up taking, but this one should be a good story to follow to see what happens and how the media coverage is framed.