Victim takes stand in Saugus Snapchat sexual assault trial

SAUGUS, MA (WHDH) - The teenage victim of an alleged sexual assault that was shared on Snapchat took the stand on Thursday.

She testified about what she remembered from that night.

Rashad Deihim, 21, and Kailyn Boni came face-to-face with their teenage accuser, who took the stand in the case now being referred to as the “Snapchat Trial.”

Both defendants have been charged with multiple assaults, attempted rape and kidnapping in connection with the attack two years ago behind a Saugus Elementary School.

The arrests came after a friend of the victim received three videos through the popular app and she screen-shotted several images before the videos self-deleted.

The victim told jurors she took pills, including half of a Percocet before bringing a bottle of vodka to the wood and began drinking with the defendants.

“I remember saying, like, stop taking pictures of me…like I was naked and I was getting flashes… I remember saying stop, like, I don’t understand what’s going on,” the victim said on the stand. ”

What happened after is unclear, because the victim testified she does not remember.

She also admitted under cross examination she changed her story several times for a reason.

“When this first happened I was nervous about everything and I didn’t want any of this to happen,” the victim said. “I just wanted it to go away.”

Prosectuors are expected to rest their case Friday morning.

Jurors could get the case next week.


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