Beth Rae Harris Arrested For Recording Men Raping Her Friend
Chicago, IL – A woman who got into an argument with her friend over a man, allowed her friend to be raped while she was passed out, and then posted the attack on social media.
Beth Rae Harris, age 36, was arrested and is pending trial for charges related to the August 24 incident, according to Fox News. She got into an argument with the victim, whose name was not released, over “a mutual male acquaintance”, while they were at a party together.
Harris and the victim left the party after the argument, “cooled off,” and went to a nightclub and a hotel party together, before returning to Harris’ apartment, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. The 23-year-old victim had been drinking heavily throughout the evening, and passed out shortly after arriving at Harris’ home.
Nora Gill, Assistant State’s Attorney, said that Harris then allowed “at least one” and “potentially several men to sexually assault the victim” while she was unconscious. Harris then posted videos and photos of the incident on the victim’s Snapchat account, using the victim’s cell phone.
At a bond hearing on Thursday, August 31, at the Cook County Courthouse, Gill said that in one of the videos, “the victim lay naked as an unidentified man grabbed her buttocks and exposed her vagina to the camera.” She also said, “Harris allegedly can be heard narrating the assault on the video, at one point warning the man not to wake the victim.”
The victim was reported to have woke up the following morning “sore”, and naked. As she started to leave Harris’ apartment, Harris told her that “a man had had sex with her while she was passed out”. When she got home, the victim realized what had happened to her after seeing the photos and videos that had been posted online by Harris.
Harris also posted a video of herself calling the victim names, and claimed that the victim had slapped her. Many other people had also seen the photos and videos, including one of the victim’s friends who positively identified Harris.
Harris’ bond was set at $150,000.
The investigation into the rapists is ongoing.