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2 Found Guilty in Snapchat Rape Case Sentenced

A jury found Rashad Deihim, 21, and Kailyn Bonia, 20, guilty of raping the then-16-year-old girl

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    A judge sentenced 21-year-old Rashad Deihim and 20-year-old Kailyn Bonia to four to five years in prison. (Published Friday, Sept. 16, 2016)

    Two people found guilty in connection with the so-called Snapchat rape case in Massachusetts were sentenced on Friday.

    Rashad Deihim, 21, and Kailyn Bonia, 20, were sentenced to 
    A jury found Deihim and Bonia guilty of raping the then-16-year-old girl behind the Waybright Elementary School in Saugus in September 2014 and posting a video to Snapchat.

    Rashad Deihim, 21, and Kailyn Bonia, 20, were both sentenced to 4-5 years in prison plus 3 years probation. 

    A jury found Deihim and Bonia guilty of raping the then-16-year-old girl behind the Waybright Elementary School in Saugus in September 2014 and posting a video to Snapchat.

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    The prosecution argued that because the victim, who was 16 at the time, was under the influence of drugs and alcohol, she was too intoxicated to consent.

    "This was a targeted, vicious, sexual assault on an innocent young woman and there is, as we stand here today, still no comprehension, understanding or remorse for that from either of these defendants," said Assistant District Attorney Kate MacDougall.

    But attorneys for Deihim and Bonia contend they are remorseful.

    Deihim's attorney Stephen Neyman said, "He did ask me to apologize on his behalf, apologize to his family, apologize to the victim in this case."

    Bonia's attorney James Caramanica said, "She knows she made a mistake that night, she knows she made a mistake, there are combinations that led to it but she made the mistake and she understands she bares the responsibility."

    Bonia's aunt Gail Bonia said outside court that her niece came from a broken home and never truly recovered after her father died, essentially raising herself on her own.

    Gail Bonia said, "She's very sorry, I don't think she realizes how she got here either."

    The jury never saw the video of the assault, but another teen captured a screen-grab of it.

    None of the charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence. After serving their jail sentences, Deihim and Bonia will serve three years’ probation and must have no contact with the victim or her family.

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