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Guilty Verdicts Reached in So-Called Snapchat Rape Case Trial in Saugus, Massachusetts

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    A jury found guilty 21-year-old Rashad Deihim and 20-year-old Kailyn Bonia in the so called Snapchat rape case. (Published Tuesday, July 19, 2016)

    Two people have been found guilty in connection with the so-called Snapchat rape case in Massachusetts.

    A jury found Rashad Deihim, 21, of Saugus guilty on all charges, including assault with intent to commit rape, attempted rape, assault and battery, kidnapping and posing a child in a state of nudity.

    Kailyn Bonia, 20, was also found guilty on all counts except for posing a child in a state of nudity.

    According the Essex DA's office, the judge revoked Deihim's bail and ordered him into custody. 

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

    Then teens themselves when they were initially charged, Deihim and Bonia were on trial for sexually assaulting a teen girl, then filming it and sharing it on social media in September 2014.

    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.

    The jury, which deliberated for about a day, had to contemplate the alleged victim's state of mind, since she first told police the sex was consensual.

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


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