‘Facebook famous’ youth guilty of teen rape

Rhian Lee Ryan.
Rhian Lee Ryan.

‘FACEBOOK famous’ youth Rhian Lee Ryan has been found guilty of raping a 14-year-old girl.

A 12-member jury at Perth District Court found Ryan guilty on all charges after just 45 minutes.

Ryan was charged with threat with intent to compel the doing of an act, assault occasioning bodily harm, two counts of aggravated sexual assault deprivation of liberty.

He appeared nervous before the jury handed down the verdicts but remained indifferent as they were handed down.

Rhian Ryan faces court on teen rape charge

Illicit messages revealed in rape trial 


The court had previously heard that there were more than 330,000 messages in Ryan’s Messenger account.

Many of the messages showed discussions of girls being underage, Ryan requesting nudes from them and threats to obtain those photos.

During the trial, the victim described how Ryan had threatened to expose illicit images, punched and raped her, and detained her against her will.

Ryan was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on March 29 at the District Court.