WEST JORDAN, UT (KUTV) – Police arrested two men connected with a video that shows the rape of a 14-year-old girl while semi-conscious in the backseat of a car.
Leclair Dodjim, 24, and Richard Djassera, 21, are in jail on several felony counts, including aggravated kidnapping, rape, forcible sodomy, and sexual exploitation of a minor.
According to jail documents, the 14-year-old victim was spending the night at a friend’s house when she snuck out to meet Dodjim, Djassera, and another man. During the night of Sept. 9, the three men took the female victim to a party where she claims the last thing she remembers was being kissed against her will in the back seat of the car, according to a probable cause statement.
Police allege the victim was in and out of consciousness as her head hung off the seat of the car while two of the three men raped her and another man recorded it.
“When [the victim] appears to be falling out of the car he grabs her by her legs and pulls her by the legs and pulls her back into the car,” a jail record states.
The victim told police she met the men on Snapchat and made arrangements to meet them.
According to Police, Dodjim admitted to being with the victim and consuming alcohol, but denied raping the victim. Dodjim said Djassera was the one who recorded the incident. Djassera told investigators Dodjim and the other man were the ones who raped the victim. The third male was not identified in court documents.
According to police, the girl’s parents contacted authorities after the girl told them about the assault.
“I’m not going to throw fault or blame or anything, but it is definitely a good reminder that us as parents and a community need to be aware of what our kids are doing on social media,” West Jordan Police Sgt. Joe Monson told 2News.
According to jail records, Dodjim and Djassera are natives of South Africa and currently live in Murray.