Three boys charged with rape and assault in Lakebay incident allegedly shared on Snapchat
WARNING: The details of this story are graphic.
TACOMA, Wash. – The three teenagers accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Lakebay girl and sharing videos and pictures of it using Snapchat have all been charged with second-degree rape and second-degree assault by the Pierce County prosecutor’s office.
Charging documents allege that the boys, who are 13, 14 and 17, bound the girl’s ankles with the cord from a hair-straightener, dragged her around a shed behind her house, ripped her pants off and penetrated her with various objects before raping her.
Prosecutors also say the boys used a lighter to burn smiley faces all over the girl’s body.
The mother of the victim said that the day after the incident, two of the boys approached her at a coffee shop and told her that if they got in trouble they would go after her family and kill her.
The girl had been drinking vodka with the boys on the night of March 14. Prosecutors said she was assaulted after she passed out.
The girl’s younger sister said she had been sleeping in the shed when she heard her sister screaming and saw her being dragged around.