Police capture 3rd suspect in alleged rape of unconscious 14-year-old girl

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ST. GEORGE — Police have located and arrested a third suspect in a sexual assault case in which three men allegedly raped an unconscious 14-year-old girl while one of the men recorded the assault.

Nasouh Albasis-Albasis, of West Valley City, Utah, booking photo posted Oct. 18, 2017 | Photo courtesy of West Jordan Police Department, St. George News

Nasouh Albasis-Albasis, 21, was located by police at an apartment in West Valley City Wednesday and booked into Salt Lake County jail, according to a statement issued by the West Jordan Police Department. Richard Djassera, 21, and Leclair Dodjim, 24, both of Murray, were arrested and booked into jail in September.

The three men are each charged with two first-degree felony counts of aggravated sexual assault. Djassera was also charged with four second-degree felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor for recording the incident.

The alleged assault occurred in the early morning hours of Sept. 9 after a 14-year-old girl met up with the three men she had communicated with over social media, according to charging documents. After picking her up, the men took the girl “partying” where they all began drinking shots of alcohol together.

The girl was in and out of consciousness from drinking when she was raped in the back seat of the men’s car, according to West Jordan Police. Investigators found four videos of the alleged assault on Djassera’s phone.

In the videos, investigators observed the girl being “forcibly” sexually assaulted while she “appears to be incoherent and making weak attempts to stop the assault,” charging documents state, adding:

At no time in the video does (the girl) appear capable of giving consent, given her obvious level of impairment. At one point in the video, (the girl’s) head is falling out of the car and defendant Djassera lifts her head back into the vehicle while defendant Albasis-Albasis continues to assault her.

The girl woke up in Leclaire’s bed feeling sore and called a friend to come get her, according to police. She then reported the incident to authorities.

Read more: Police are looking for 3rd Utah man accused of raping unconscious 14-year-old girl

An initial court appearance for Albasis-Albasis is scheduled for Oct. 23.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • ladybugavenger October 19, 2017 at 6:27 pm


  • paul October 19, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    They need to get whats coming to them for what they did to that girl,,,,, I mean really….

  • .... October 19, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Just take them out back and shoot them and save the tax payers the cost of the court precedings

    • mctrialsguy October 20, 2017 at 11:14 am

      Hang em’ High in the town square!

  • Oskar October 19, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I feel no pity for her whatsoever. You must be a certain kind of dumb to go “partying” with 3 adults you met online when you know you’re not supposed to be drinking in the first place. This is evil yes, but she should’ve been smarter.

    • jaltair October 19, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      Oskar, she was a 14-year-old, that’s a rape no matter what! Whatever was happening in her mind, her age makes her innocent, you were pretty harsh in your response. The three adult men are to blame and I hope the DA will “throw the book” at them. There’s no excuse for what the perpetrators did.

    • ladybugavenger October 20, 2017 at 11:48 am

      I understand where you are coming from Oskar. A 14 yr old meeting up with boys online is just bad bad news. Maybe she will learn that this world of adulting is not a safe place and stay in school.

      The boys deserve a long time in jail. 10 yrs at least. Who bets they get probation?

      • Oskar October 20, 2017 at 6:26 pm

        Best we can hope for is that she learns from her mistakes. I agree about the boys, they deserve nothing less.

  • comments October 20, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    well, i guess my earlier comments were too over the top too get approved and i guess they were. I’ll just say it’s too bad stuff like this happens. Probly a lot of lessons others can learn from this.

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