WARNING: This article contains distressing content.
An online witness was horrified when a Facebook Live video appeared in her feed of a man removing an almost unconscious woman's clothes and lying on top of her.
According to The Sun, the 21-year-old witness Josefine Lundgren called police immediately, and they arrived at the scene, an apartment in Uppsala, Sweden, and turned off the webcam.
Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet reports that three armed men were arrested for the sexual assault, and the video was broadcast in a closed Facebook group on Sunday night.
Another witness who saw the video appear in their feed spoke to Swedish newspaper Expressen about the incident.
“I first thought it was a poorly orchestrated joke," they said.
Another member of the group added that they couldn't believe it had happened.
“The first thing you think is ‘how can you do such a thing to a girl? And how can you do it live when you know that you are going to go there?’
“I think of course it is screwed, totally sick.”
Police are currently investigating the crime and the apartment is being searched for forensic evidence.