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Massachusetts man, woman found guilty of 2014 Snapchat rape of teen

July 20, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Massachusetts man, woman found guilty of 2014 Snapchat rape of teen

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A jury in Massachusetts issued guilty verdicts for a man and woman accused of the 2014 sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl that was posted on Snapchat.

According to the Boston Globe, 21-year-old Rashad Deihim, and 20-year-old Kailyn Bonia were both convicted of assault with intent to rape, along with kidnapping and battery, which is punishable under Massachusets state law of up to 20 years in prison.

Deihim also faces an additional 10-20 years after he was found guilty of posting a child in a state of nudity.

Both defendants were teenagers when they were accused of sexually assaulting the unidentified victim back in 2014 in a wooded area behind an elementary school in Saugus, just north of Boston.

Police became aware of the incident after another teen told her parents she witnessed four video clips of the event posted on Snapchat by Timothy Cyckowski.

Back in March, Cyckowski pleaded guilty to recording the footage of the rape.

During the trial, the victim declared that she woke up naked and bruised but could only remember occasional flashes from what she believed to be a camera.

The girl stated she and both defendants had been drinking vodka and also took half a pill of the painkiller Percocet on the night of the attack.

The Snapchat video would eventually lead to the arrests of Deihim and Bonia.

Defense attorneys for both suspects argued that what occurred that night was consensual.

Sydnee Enos, 18, and her mother both testified to seeing the Snapchat video. As the videos played on her phone, the alert teen had the wherewithal to take screenshots of the recordings.

During one of the video clips, her friend (the victim) is seen standing wearing no clothing in the wooded area, slurring the word, “Stop” as she pushed her hand forward.

In another clip, the teen could be seen on her knees as Deihim attempts to force her to perform oral sex.

Prosecutors only obtained one video from the California-based company, though a judge ruled that it could not be viewed at trial because Snapchat refused to provide testimony, according to the Patriot Ledger.

Assistant District Attorney, Kate MacDougall, said that the technology company’ was “not helpful” and would only say that they won’t provide expert testimony.

Deihim, who was under house arrest, had his bail revoked by the judge while Bonia was already in custody.

Sentencing for both is scheduled for September 6th.

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