Girl 15 Commits Suicide After Bullied About Videotaped In Group Sex Before

Posted By Urban News Hour | October 27, 2012

 

Tottenville, Staten Island – Felicia Garcia a 15-year-old girl jumped to her death as a train arrived at the Huguenot station in Staten Island after being bullied about her sexual encounterswith four of the school’s football playerslast Friday after attending a wild party following her school’s win over a local rival.

The 15-year-old freshman at the Tottenville High School, killed herself in front of over 200 horrified students by jumping  in the path of the train .

She had been branded a “slut” and relentlessly tormented by fellow classmates, after she had group sex with four football players during a wild party on Oct. 19 , and a videotape of the sexual encounter surfaced on the Internet.

Friends of Felicia say, she was humiliated after two of the boys involved in the tape began to torment her about the sexual acts.

After two school administrators became aware of the abuse that Garcia was suffering they arranged a meeting on Wednesday between the teenage girl and the two 17-year-old boys.

According to sources at the school one of the boys denied teasing her and the other refused to attend the counseling session – and according to the NYPD the boy who didn’t come to the meeting later continued to ridicule Garcia.

Felicia had hinted of her depression on social media, with posts becoming increasingly intense in recent days.

One friend, Mariah Alimossy, who had lived with foster child Garcia for a few months said, ‘I asked her what was wrong after the weekend because she seemed distracted.’

‘She became self-conscious from all of the teasing. She was asking if she looked fat or ugly.’

Senior Alissa Compitello, 17, recalled: ‘She said, ‘I have mediation with so many people.’ I told her to keep her head up, and she said, ‘I’ll be fine.’ Those are the last words I heard from her.’

On her Instagram account, she had a picture of herself grinning with the word ‘Depressed’ covering her eyes. The caption read: ‘Just because someone is smiling doesn’t make them happy.’

The same day she posted photographs of herself on Instagram where she appears beaten and bruised, with her lips seemingly cut or sewn together. She added the hashtag ‘beatup.’

“They just kept bullying her and bullying her, they wouldn’t leave her alone about it ,” said a friend oh hers who asked not to be identified.

On Monday, Felicia Garcia,  sobbing gave a girl her phone, dropped her school bag of books and put her hood on and purposefully fell backwards to her death at around 3.15pm at the Huguenot Staten Island Railway station platform, which was packed with fellow Tottenville High School students.

Before she fell to her death, she tweeted, “I cant, I’m done, I give up.”

Sara Brager, a 16-year-old junior, said she was on the platform when  Felicia handed her cell phone to a pal, walked to the edge of the platform, then fell backward into the path of an oncoming train. She said she is haunted by Felicia’s final words.

“Just before she fell, she said, ‘Finally, it’s here.’ It was the most horrible thing I’ve ever seen.”

The NYPD interviewed the four players involved in the tape with whom Felicia had sex with, all between the ages of 15 and 16, and who insist the sexual act was consensual.

“They said at no time was the victim pressured into doing anything,” one of the police sources said.

Detectives are now questioning the students accused of harassing Felicia and combing through Facebook and other social media for evidence that she was bullied.

Following her suicide, a football game between Tottenville and Staten Island rival Curtis scheduled for Friday night was postponed until 5 p.m. Sunday, and students have since set up a memorial at the train station in her name.

Felicia’s friends are holding a candlelight vigil today at the station where she was killed, and are making bracelets to raise money for a memorial in the bullied teen’s honour and to give to Felicia’s younger brother.

Nearly two years ago exactly, 18-year-old Kyle Jensen jumped to his death at the same train station. He had also attended Tottenville, although only briefly.

 

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