Two Teens Have Been Arrested After The Rape Of A 16-Year-Old Girl Was Shared On Snapchat

The social media platform probably helped save her life though


by Fiona Byrne |
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Two teenagers have been arrested and a third suspect is missing after the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Saugus, Massachussetts was shared on Snapchat.

The girl was drugged, brutally assaulted, stripped naked, and left for dead behind a school in the town. She suffered injuries so serious that her mother says she may not have survived if she hadn’t been recognised in the Snapchat videos.

‘Somebody noticed who it was and called the cops, and if this person didn't call the cops my daughter wouldn't be here right now,’ she told ‘She had fingerprints, at least two hands held down by her throat. Her breasts were bruised, her whole body was ripped, shredded, broken toes.’

A 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old girl have been arrested, and police are looking for 19-year-old Rashad Deihim, who’s missing. His family say they’ve no idea where he’s gone. Saugus Police Department posted two of the suspects' mugshots on its website, but the 17-year-old’s picture isn’t being released because he’s a minor.

The teenage victim has apparently no recollection of the crime. It’s utterly disgusting that the perpetrators would share the attack on social media, but at least it led to their arrest.

Picture: Saugus Police Department

This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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