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Grandfather Arrested After Granddaughter Uploaded Video Of Her Being Raped On Snapchat

Snapchat played a pivotal role in detaining a 77-year-old grandfather guilty of sexual assault, after the transgression was recorded and uploaded on the messaging and multimedia application by the victim on Tuesday.

According to Fox News, a friend of the victim alerted authorities of the ordeal after she witnessed the video – which subsequently led to the arrest of James Allen on the same day the video was posted.

Ottawa County Prosecutor James VanEerten stated that the video clearly depicts the grandfather sexually assaulting his 20-year-old granddaughter.

Although authorities are unable to determine whether the video was recorded live or uploaded moments after the incident transpired, it was evident that the victim was impaired – presumably with alcohol – when it happened.

“It's obviously horrific, but at least it allowed us to put a stop to the situation and make a quick arrest in this case,” Mr. VanEerten told The Blade.

Authorities have also discouraged netizens from sharing the video out of respect for the victim – who is currently being treated at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky.

Associated Press reported that Allen is currently being held on a USD$1mil (RM4.3mil) bail.

- Malaysian Digest