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Snapchat Rape Victim: 'I Wanted it to Go Away'

Rashad Deihim, 21, and 20-year-old Kailyn Bonia are accused of raping the female victim

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    The alleged victim in the so-called Snapchat rape trial is testifying in Salem, Massachusetts. (Published Thursday, July 14, 2016)

    The alleged victim in the so-called Snapchat rape trial is testifying Thursday in a Salem, Massachusetts, courtroom.

    Rashad Deihim, 21, Kailyn Bonia, 20, both of Saugus, are accused of raping the female victim - who was 16 at the time - in September 2014 in Saugus. Investigators say the assault was captured on the social media app Snapchat.

    The victim - who is not being named by necn - testified that she met up with Deihim and Bonia in the woods behind Waybright Elementary School in Saugus. They shared a bottle of vodka, and she said the last thing she remembers was one of the defendants groping her hair.

    "We were just talking at first... and then we started drinking," she said.

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    The alleged victim in the Snapchat rape continues testifying Thursday. (Published Thursday, July 14, 2016)

    She said she remembers saying, "What are you doing?" and then seeing flashing lights and a camera.

    At first, she said she didn't want to say anything. "I wanted it to go away. It started coming back slowly."

    Snapchat videos of the assault sent to another teen in September of 2014 are what led police to the victim. She was later found in the woods partially naked, alone and under the influence of drugs.

    Sydnee Enos, the teen who received the videos of the attack, testified Wednesday about what she saw.

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    "She was trying to walk, couldn't really speak," Enos said. "It was a fast video." 

    Defense lawyers argue the sex was consensual, but prosecutors say the alleged victim was not coherent enough to say no.

    Two others have already pleaded out in this case, including a teenager who admitted recording the Snapchat video.

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