Target: Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins
Goal: Praise charges brought against Rashad Deihim, who allegedly attacked a 16-year-old girl.
Rashad Deihim was arrested and charged after an alleged sexual assault on an intoxicated 16-year-old girl. The 19-year-old is being charged with kidnapping, assault with intent to rape, indecent assault and battery, and posing a child for sexual photos. The victim was drugged and hardly breathing when police found her nude in the woods behind an elementary school in Saugus, Massachusetts.
Deihim and two others reportedly beat the woman and sexually assaulted her. After the attack, the victim was found with bruises, scratches, and even broken bones. She also had a variety of drugs and alcohol in her system, which incapacitated her enough to limit her from fighting off the attackers. When the police found her, she was hardly holding on to life.
The police were able to find the victim after the alleged perpetrators took SnapChat pictures and videos of the woman. One of Deihim’s accomplices, his 18-year-old girlfriend, was shown in one of the videos to be touching the victim inappropriately. Another shows the attackers trying to make the victim perform oral sex on another individual. One friend of the attackers received the photos and saved them for evidence, and then told her parents and called the police. The police attributed her actions as the reason the victim is still alive.
The two other attackers were immediately arrested, but Deihim had gone missing and was not able to be arrested. This is also not Deihim’s first close encounter with jail. He previously violated a restraining order from his former girlfriend, and then dragged his girlfriend with his car ten months later. The judge let him off both times, but he has since been locked up after the presentation of this case.
The arrest of Rashad Deihim was necessary and overdue. After our voices were heard at ForceChange, he has finally been detained. He is still awaiting trial and conviction. Please praise the work done to get him in custody, and to encourage that further work be done to look in this case and provide justice for the victim.
Dear Sheriff Cousins,
Rashad Deihim and his two friends allegedly sexually and physically attacked a 16-year-old girl, and left her for dead. The young girl survived, but only after revealing and dehumanizing pictures were sent of the attack. While two of the accused were taken in immediately, Deihim was not arrested or found.
Since then, he has been found and detained. He is currently on trial for the attack, and will soon be sentenced. Thank you for your work in ensuring he was in custody. Please do everything in your power to bring justice to the young victim.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Kennedy