Saugus Snapchat assault trial continues

SAUGUS, MASS. (WHDH) - The Saugus Snapchat assault trial is now in the jury’s hands.

A thunderstorm knocked out power in the courthouse Monday, cutting things short.

Jurors will head back to the courthouse Tuesday to continue deliberating.

Rashad Daheem, 21, and Kaylin Bonia, 20, each face eight counts that included assault, intent to rape and kidnapping.

The duo was charged after prosecutors said they sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl on a couch in the woods behind a Saugus elementary school back in September 2014.

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

One teen pleaded guilty earlier this year to filming the assault after a friend of the victim saw footage posted to Snapchat.

Defense Attorneys maintain that what happened in the woods was consensual.

The defense is hoping the jury will take into account that the victim has changed her story.



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