By Lucy Stein

Pearville, IL – A 16-year-old student missing since Saturday night was reunited with her mother on Monday evening, bringing surprise closure to a missing persons case that momentarily gripped the Chicago area.

On September 10th Mae Brady, a student at Pearville High, did not return home from a party. The next morning, a video surfaced online that appeared to show the underage girl being assaulted by a fellow student. (That video, which contains mature content, has since been taken down.)

Pearville Police Chief Mike Salem learned of the situation on Sunday morning. “Mae's mother called us and we did what we always do in these types of situations. We mobilized immediately to question friends and relatives. Unfortunately, we found no leads.” The male student in the video, also a minor, was questioned but not taken into custody.

First reported by Sunny Chicago, the case soon caught the attention of local news and the public at large. Mae finally came home on Monday evening, surprising her mother with an emotional reunion. Dramatic video of the homecoming was captured by local news station Channel 11.

The reunion incited speculation around what prompted the teenager to run away from home and what exactly happened at the party on the 10th.

When contacted, Mae Brady's mother confirmed that her daughter is “back home and safe and sound in her room.” Courtney Brady added that her daughter is recovering and is not ready to provide a statement.

Sunny Chicago will update this story as new information is released.

[ ] sooo attention whore teen runs away, gets the attention she craves, then makes sure her return is captured on video. and we're still giving this whore attention because...?

   [ ] Nice try. Young girls generally don't run away from home for no reason. Not sure if you saw the original video, but that might change your mind. I would link to it here but it's been taken down.

    [ ] only on mainstream sites – you can still see the video at this link: < >

       [ ] Link is broken.

          [ ] sorry about that – looks like it was deleted there, too.

             [ ] Who keeps deleting this video? It's an integral part of this story.

                [ ] Maybe the person who posted it? Just a wild guess.

                [ ] it's technically “obscene content” which means someone is complaining.

                [ ] Even though the video keeps vanishing, all the screenshots are here. Warning: NSFW.

                   [ ] Um, that's more than nsfw. That's not safe for life.

                      [ ] I dunno, I was turned on.

                         [ ] You're a horrible person.

                         [ ] looks like subpar porn to me.

                            [ ] Congratulations: you're even worse.

[ ] praise be to god for this girl and her family! beautifull video! just emaild to everyone i know!

   [ ] Bet they appreciate that. :-/

   [ ] I agree! Ignore these haters. This is an uplifting video and should be shared.

[ ] amen god is good

   [ ] Sounds legit.

   [ ] Relevant.

[ ] Incredible! Happy endings are so rare, and the mom looks like she's about to cry. So sweet!

[ ] Looks staged.

   [ ] took the words right out of my mouth

   [ ] More like is it possible for it to look less staged???

      [ ] it doesn't look staged to me. sure, the timing is lucky...

      [ ] According to the stats on this page, 20,000 real life people thought this looked real enough to share it.

         [ ] Tru. But these are probably the same people who send you chain letters.

            [ ] i thought all dos people died out already

               [ ] Next to die out: people who spell “those” as “dos.”


   [ ] ^ Best comment.

   [ ] Did you know that caps lock means you're yelling?

      [ ] Debby was most def yelling.

[ ] Is this the same girl from the sex tape?

   [ ] She didn't consent to having it made; therefore it's not really a sex tape.

   [ ] omg reading comprehension bro

   [ ] Not really a sex tape but yes.

      [ ] Oh. I was under the impression the sex tape was fake, too.

         [ ] what makes u think this is fake?

            [ ] Did you watch it? She just HAPPENS to appear when the camera HAPPENS to be rolling and her mom just HAPPENS to be outside and she just HAPPENS to look hot.

               [ ] u think she's hot? gross.

                  [ ] Actually, a lot of guys find Mae Brady physically attractive. The vid of her from the party was shared on a porn site before mods removed it. She's not my type but she's very conventionally attractive.

                     [ ] not your type? Lol

                        [ ] And your type is...?

                  [ ] I admit I find her hot.

                     [ ] Hope you're under 18. The reason the first video was removed is because she's under 18 & streaming it is technically child porn.

   [ ] Thank you! I was wondering.

                         [ ] Like it's a big deal that an 18 year old fondled a 16 year old. Come on. If this was enforced half of American guys would be in jail.

                            [ ] Read my original comment. Streaming it is technically child porn. I didn't say anything about statutory rape laws.

                                 [ ] This is more than statutory rape. This is rape rape.

                                    [ ] newsflash: all rape is rape rape.

                                       [ ] I was wondering when the feminists would show up.

                                          [ ] ...

[ ] Well wishes to this family!