Teen charged in alleged gang rape after #Jadapose goes viral on social media

By Nakia Cooper - Senior Web Editor

HOUSTON - A 19-year-old boy accused of participating in the gang rape of a teen girl at a party has been charged.

Clinton Onyeahialam was charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child.

According to court documents, Onyeahialam sexually assaulted two teen girls on June 1.

Jada, one of the victims, spoke out about her alleged rape after photos of the incident went viral on social media.  Instead of remaining anonymous, Jada, along with family, friends and supporters, came forward to speak out against her perpetrators.

Community activist Quannell X says the teen was at a party when she was gang raped, then taunted in the following weeks by the group of young men who allegedly violated her.  

Disturbing pictures, said to be taken the night of the assault, began to float on social media followed by photos mimicking what allegedly happened to the girl.

Memes mimicking the girl unconscious, drugged and naked with the hashtag #Jadapose began to trend on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter, and the victim decided to come forward and fight back.  

An investigation led to the identification of Onyeahialam as one of the suspects accused in the sexual assault.  His bond was set at $30,000.

Quanell X held a press conference Tuesday on the steps of the Juvenile Justice Center, speaking about Jada's ordeal and calling for justice.

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