Teen charged with rape after disturbing video was shared on Snapchat

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A teen is facing charges after police say video of a rape was sent to several Brewster High School students on Snapchat.

The 16-year-old is facing rape and sexual abuse charges. Because of his age, no details are being released about the student at this time.

Parents in the district received an email from the school notifying them of the incident involving the video that had circulated in the community. The school had been notified about the situation through an anonymous alert system.

Brewster schools are letting parents know that all district staff members are available to speak with any student who may have watched the video.

Some parents say their children are having a hard time after viewing the video.

"She's just sickened by it. She is not doing too well. I mean, she's a little bit better now, but she had a hard time dealing with it that day," said Elizabeth Ciesielski.

School officials are encouraging parents to monitor their children's phones to make sure that they don't commit any crimes by possessing or distributing the video.

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