Arrests made in #IAmJada rape case
Two suspects have been charged in the brutal gang rape of a teenage girl in Texas who went public about the crime after discovering the attack on social media.
The girl, known as Jada found out she had been sexually assault via the #JadaPose tag.
Prosecutors allege that the suspects, Clinton Onyeahialam, 19, and a 16-year-old juvenile co-defendant, sexually assaulted the teen in July in Houston, Texas, the report says, citing court documents filed earlier this month. The younger teen was charged as a juvenile.
Jada, 16, a high school junior, said the incident occurred after she drank some spiked punch given to her by the teenage male host of a house party she attended with friends, the report says. She reportedly passed out and does not recall what happened, but she learned of the assault after other teens posted evidence that mocked the tragedy. Some teens even posted images of themselves on the ground with their arms splayed, including one with a leg bent awkwardly at the knee under the #JadaPose hashtag, reports say.
Instead of being silenced, Jada emerged with her own hashtag, #IAmJada, which went viral. She came forward seeking justice for what had happened to her, and it appears to be paying off.
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