2 sentenced for raping girl in Saugus ‘Snapchat rape trial’

SAUGUS, MA (WHDH) - Two people convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage girl and recording it on Snapchat in 2014 have been sentenced to prison.

Rashad Deihim, 21, and Kailyn Bonia, 20, were sentenced Friday to four to five years in prison and three years probation after that. They were found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old friend behind a Saugus middle school.

The victim testified that she took pills and shared a bottle of vodka with the defendants but does not remember much after that, except waking up in the hospital.

Deihim was found guilty of all charges. Bonia was found guilty on all charges except posing a child in a state of nudity. Deihim’s bail was revoked and the judge ordered him into custody. Bonia previously had her bail revoked and was already in custody. None of the charges carry a minimum mandatory sentence.

One other teen pleaded guilty earlier this year to filming the assault after a friend of the victim saw footage posted to Snapchat. The friend saved a screenshot and showed her parents, who alerted police.

Prosecutors said the defendants showed no remorse, though their attorney told the judge they were sorry.

Deihim and Bonia must also register as sex offenders.

 

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