Woman Accused Of Snapchatting Her Friend's Sexual Assault
By Emma G. Gallegos in News on Aug 31, 2017 8:50PM
Beth Harris (Cook County sheriff's office)
A woman is facing charges after she allegedly took video of another woman's sexual assault and posted it to the victim's Snapchat account. Beth R. Harris, 36, of Rogers Park is being charged with nonconsensual dissemination of sexual images.
Prosecutors say that Harris and the 23-year-old victim got in a fight over a man at a party on the Aug. 24, but the pair eventually cooled off and went out to a club and a hotel party together, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
When the pair got back to Harris' apartment, the victim passed out. At least one man—yet to be identified—sexually assaulted the victim and not only did Harris not intercede, but prosecutors said she proceeded to record a video of the encounter on the victim's phone. On the recording, prosecutors say that Harris can be heard narrating the sexual assault, calling the victim names, telling the man or men not to wake her up and also saying that the victim had slapped her.
The next morning Harris allegedly told the victim a man had had sex with her while she was passed out. When the victim got home, she found the graphic video of the assault had been posted to her Snapchat account. One of the victim's friends identified Harris on the video.
Harris is identified as a masseuse, model, beauty school student and mother of three, according to the Chicago Tribune. She is currently being held in lieu of $150,000 in bail.