A man and woman, Rashad Deihim, 21, and Kailyn “KK” Bonia, 20, have been found guilty of raping and drugging a 16-year-old girl in a case that has become known as the “Snapchat rape” due to the fact that another teen posted a video of the assault on the popular messaging app. The assault occurred in September 2014, in the woods outside of the Saugus elementary school, outside of Boston. The victim testified in court last week, saying, “I remember saying, like, ‘stop taking pictures of me,’ like I was naked and I was getting flashes. I remember saying like ‘stop, I don’t understand what’s going on,’” she told the court. Another teen, Syndee Enos, saw the video and Snapchat, called the guy filming the assault to find out their location and was then able to have her parents contact the police. The teen who recorded the assault also pleaded guilty in court. Deihim and Bonia were found guilty of assault with intent to rape, indecent assault and battery of a person 14 or older. They are scheduled to be sentenced on September 6.
Social media has been playing a new and often dark role in sexual assaults as various platforms gain popularity. Earlier this year, an Ohio teen was >indicted after allegedly livestreaming her boyfriend raping a teenage girl on Twitter’s Periscope app.
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