Police Arrest Three in YouTube Assault on Mentally Disabled Man

We have another couple of alleged felons who posted their crime on YouTube. In this case, the crime was particularly horrific: the alleged beating and raping of her mentally disabled roommate. David Rahman, 20, and Eli Smith, 20, are charged in the case. Elizabeth Haela, 17, is charged on separate abuse grounds.

The men are accused of dragging the 23-year-old victim around the house, punching him, kicking him, burning him with a lighter and sexually assaulting him. They are now charged with rape, kidnapping and multiple counts of assault and battery.

Haela is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly kicking the victim. She allegedly attacked him because she thought he had killed her cat.

The two allegedly taped the entire crime and posted it on YouTube. The victim is shown begging Smith to stop while Smith is laughing. Rahman reportedly recorded the incident and is reportedly heard in the video telling Smith that he was going to be famous.

Correction: infamous.

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5 thoughts on “Police Arrest Three in YouTube Assault on Mentally Disabled Man”

  1. JT:

    “I agree, but I have not seen the video and they are not yet convicted.”


    Your temperate voice is, of course, correct, and your caution, very literary:

    And even if the law itself makes you his judge, act in the same spirit so far as possible, for he will go away and condemn himself more bitterly than you have done. If, after your kiss, he goes away untouched, mocking at you, do not let that be a stumbling-block to you. It shows his time has not yet come, but it will come in due course. And if it come not, no matter; if not he, then another in his place will understand and suffer, and judge and condemn himself, and the truth will be fulfilled. Believe that, believe it without doubt; for in that lies all the hope and faith of the saints.

    — Fyodor Dostoevsky (The Brothers Karamazov)

    Fyodor had more “faith” in these scoundrels’ consciences than I do.

  2. Man’s inhumanity to man … boogles the mind. Evil loves to brag … thank God for YouTube

  3. “… alleged felons…”


    Liability considerations notwithstanding, the video insures that he is “alleged” in the same sense that Hitler was an “alleged” madman with a bent for murder. Funny thing, fame, it really sticks with you.

    1. Mespo: I agree, but I have not seen the video and they are not yet convicted.

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