James Allen a 77 year old Ohio man is arrested after raping his step-graddaughter whose assault was posted on Snapchat by his 20 year old victim.
James Allen a 77 year old Marblehead, Ohio man has been arrested after the man’s 20 year old step-granddaughter posted a video of her being raped at the hands of her grandfather on Snapchat social media.
It was only after a friend saw the video and alerted authorities that the Allen was taken into custody.
The man, a friend in Texas said the video was posted in the early morning hours of Tuesday.
A report via the nypost cited Ottawa County Prosecutor James VanEerten saying the video ’clearly shows’ a sexual assault taking place.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the victim live streamed her rape or posted the sexual assault shortly afterwards.
The sexual attack occurred at the grand-father’s home reported the Toledo Blade.
Police arrived later that day to conduct a welfare check on the woman, with Allen opening the door and escorted officers to a bedroom where they found the victim drunk but fine.
Cops then left the residence after finding nothing suspicious between them.
However, the individual from Texas contacted Ohio police again, telling them he received two Snapchat videos from the victim showing she’d been assaulted. Officers then returned to the house and placed Allen under arrest.
VanEerten says it appears the ‘young woman’ was impaired while recording the video. The prosecutor has asked people to stop sharing it on social media. He believes the woman made the tape in a bid to record her own violation.
Told Danbury Township Police Chief Michael S. Meisler via buzzfeed, ‘The most upsetting thing about this is that this is her stepgrandfather,’
Adding, ‘He married her biological grandmother. He was the one who provided her with the alcohol that evening.’
Upon being booked on a charge of rape, Allen was held on a $1 million bond as he appeared in court on Wednesday.
Addressing the judge, the grandfather said he didn’t have an attorney but planned on hiring one.
Allen, who goes by the name Denny Allen, according to his Linkedln profile, had previously lived in Florida and Texas, and has worked as an executive at several businesses, noting that he was ‘available for management consulting’.
It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the man raping his granddaughter and how his ‘drunk’ victim managed to tape her own violation….