Clinton Onyeahialam, 19, is one of two suspects charged in the brutal gang rape of a Houston, Texas teenager. (Cllick2Houston Screenshot)
Two suspects have been charged in the brutal gang rape of a teenage Texas girl, known as Jada, who discovered the attack on social media under the offensive #JadaPose tag, according to Click2Houston news site.
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.
In response to the abuse, the teen emerged with her own hashtag, #IAmJada, which went viral. She said she came forward in an effort to seek justice. “I would like to see justice,” she told MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow this week. “Justice in full effect and that’s it.”
Houston, Texas teen, Jada, fought back against her attackers with her #IAmJada social media campaign, which went viral. (Twitter screenshot)
Onyeahialam was charged with sexual assault of a child and remains held on $30,000 bond, according to the Houston Chronicle. Charges against the juvenile, whose name was not released, were not released because of his age, the report says.