Police seek third suspect accused of raping girl, posting attack on Snapchat

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Saugus police are searching for Rashad Deihim, 19, accused of assault with intent to rape, kidnapping and creating child pornography. (Saugus Police Department)

Saugus police are searching for Rashad Deihim, 19, accused of assault with intent to rape, kidnapping and creating child pornography. (Saugus Police Department)

SAUGUS, Mass. (PIX11) — Police are searching for the third suspect accused of drugging and raping a teenage girl and posting the attack on Snapchat.

The mother of the 16-year-old victim says her daughter was attacked by three teens behind a school Sept. 3, WHDH reported.

“What they did was disgusting, it was sick, I almost lost my daughter,” the mother told WHDH. “She was barely breathing. She was found with nothing on.”

The teens allegedly drugged the girl before sexually assaulting her and fleeing the scene.

“She had fingerprints, at least two hands held down her throat. Her breasts were bruised, her whole body was ripped, shredded, broken toes,” her mom told the station.

A video of the attack was posted on Snapchat and somebody who saw the clip notified police, who looked for the girl.

The victim was found passed out in bushes underneath a tree. She was carried away from the scene because she was impaired and unable to walk, My Fox Boston reported.

She later lost consciousness and had to be revived after reaching the hospital.

Police have already arrested two of the suspects — a 17-year-old boy and 18-year-old girl. They identified the final suspect as 19-year-old Rashad Deihim, who may be attempting to flee Massachusetts. His family says they do not know where he is.

Deihim has brown hair and a skinny build. He is 5’8” to 5’11” tall and weighs between 180 and 185 pounds. He should be considered dangerous.

The 19-year-old is being sought on charges of assault with intent to rape, kidnapping, indecent assault and battery on a person age 14 or older, and posting or exhibiting a child in a sexual act.

3 comments

  • operationnoshame

    Rapists posting their attacks on social media outlets such as SnapChat is the trending behavior of teenage attackers.

    Survivors of rape not only have to recover from the usual health consequences such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, suicide attempts, eating disorders, substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, and gynecological or pregnancy complications, disability or death, but also, public humiliation from their rape (their shame) filmed for anyone to witness. This public humiliation and heightened shame can then reinforce the health consequences that the victim will struggle with.

    I hope this teenage girl can shred her shame and realize that it wasn’t her fault. I pray that in her community there is no victim blaming and that the attackers are brought to justice.

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  • operationnoshame

    Reblogged this on Operation No Shame and commented:
    Rapists posting their attacks on social media outlets such as SnapChat is the trending behavior of teenage attackers.

    Survivors of rape not only have to recover from the usual health consequences such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, suicide attempts, eating disorders, substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, and gynecological or pregnancy complications, disability or death, but also, public humiliation from their rape (their shame) filmed for anyone to witness. This public humiliation and heightened shame can then reinforce the health consequences that the victim will struggle with.

    I hope this teenage girl can shred her shame and realize that it wasn’t her fault. I pray that in her community there is no victim blaming and that the attackers are brought to justice.

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