This isn’t the first time and maybe not the last, but lately the ratio of social media abuse has increased. Several people abuse the opportunity to live stream to people using monkey illustrations to abuse a black lady.
We are beginning to wonder if the social media is actually doing more harm than good in recent days.
Fortunately, the app Snapchat played an important position in convicting two young adults of sexual assault.
On Tuesday, Rashad Deihim, 21, and Kailyn Bonia, 20, were found guilty of intent to rape, indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, and of kidnapping. Deihim was also found guilty of posing the victim, who was 16, in a nude state.
It was Tim Cyckowski, a fellow friend of Deihim and Bonia that recorded the video after pleading guilty for recording the video on Snapchat. He then sent the video to another friend Syndee Enos, who was familiar with all the parties but posted the video on Snapchat but after taking a screenshot of the video, knowing fully well how ephemeral the nature of Snapchat works.
Brave Enos and her mother alerted the police, who found the victim naked and “highly intoxicated” in the woods, according to Carrie Kimball Monahan, director of communications at the Essex District Attorney’s Office.
“There’s a pretty good chance that, had the 16-year-old who received this Snapchat from her friend, had she not notified her mother, and the police, that the victim would be dead,” Kimball Monahan told CNNMoney.
Both Enos and her mother testified in the trial about the content of the videos and showed the screenshots to the juror.
“It is beyond baffling why someone would share something like this on Snapchat or any other social platform. It suggests … that some people value the lives of women so little that they feel comfortable bragging about their violence against them,” he added.
The sentencing for Deihim and Bonia is scheduled for September 6, 2016, in a Salem Superior Court.