Snapchat, 911 call help lead Delhi Township police to 2 rape suspects

Posted at 5:26 PM, Jan 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-30 04:52:44-05

DELHI TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Two men raped an underage girl at a house party over the weekend, according to Delhi Township police.

Snapchat and a 911 call helped officers make the arrests -- and one of the suspects was charged with a similar crime last year.

Steven Lee, 20, and Antonio Leicht, 21, are charged with one count of rape each. A judge set Lee's bond at $150,000 Monday morning, and Leicht's at $100,000. Both were still at the Hamilton County Justice Center on Monday evening.

The victim, 15, knew both of the men, according to Delhi Township police. Lt. Joe Macaluso said they were all at a house party on Anderson Ferry Road early Saturday morning.

"I've investigated sexual assaults before, and to have two individuals assault one person at the same time is unique for me," Macaluso said. "It's very sad. It's disgusting."

Leicht provided the alcohol, according to court records, and Lee punched and choked the girl. Lee also is accused of hitting another person.

Others at the party spread word about the attack via Snapchat, Macaluso said. Then one of their friends, who wasn't even at the house, called 911. 

Officers caught Leicht and Lee nearby. 

"If you are ever in a position where you are out somewhere and something looks out of the ordinary, doesn't look right, call somebody, get out of there. And if not, remember that law enforcement is just a phone call away," Macaluso said.

Lee was charged last year with three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a 14-year-old in that case. The next hearing on those charges is at 9 a.m. Feb. 20.