According to reports, the young Italian girl was dragged into an empty outdoor theatre in her hometown of Molfetta, near Bari, in the south east of the country, and raped repeatedly, after the gang of ten assumed that she was ‘easy’.
The school friend who posted the Facebook status acted in revenge over a quarrel. The friend pasted pictures of the victim along with her phone number.
Afterwards the teen was immediately besieged by phone calls harassing her.
The alleged attack took place in April 2012 when the group, who she knew by sight, approached her and persuaded her to get on a scooter.
They took her to the theatre where she was brutally assaulted by four of the men, while the others kept watch, prosecutors say.
The girl was too distraught to go to the police immediately but threw away her phone SIM card to put an end to the harassment.
She was then allegedly raped a second time by a boyfriend, which prompted her to report the alleged attacks.
Four men aged between 20 and 25 have been arrested and are detained under house arrest in connection with the alleged assault, while a fifth, who was under 18 at the time, is under investigation.