Steubenville, OH Rape Case Exposes Corruption Kept Hidden? -

Those who are even with thought of committing "rape" are Spiritually and/or mentally Corrupt. Using "man's laws" and/or ways of manipulating around the truth without actually helping those who are capable of such a horrible act such as rape, is Corruption upon society, and no good will come from it.

Steubenville, Ohio may no longer be able to conceal their Corrupt ways and methods due to a rape case involving the select few who are propped up in society as being forth-right.

Those accused are referred to as Jocks. Many people look up to jocks and use them as mentors. But, don't ever be fulled. They are only people and DO have faults. Please don't support, cover-up and/or take part in enabling such behavior as bringing harm unto another like - if true - members of the Steubenville, Ohio Big Red football team and/or those associated thereof ... .

This rape case, not unlike many, try to hide the realism of where society is today.

Do we actually know who are put into power and/or control of our young?
What are their real hidden morals and values that too often, more times than not, takes tragedy to Expose them. What is even worst, is when those who are Exposed, try their best to not be forthright with coming out with the Truth.

Below are articles with video/pics relating to Steuebenville, Ohio Big Red High School football members, those taking part in cover-up, as well as,  the cast of this real life drama.

Below is what started it to be Exposed:

On December 23, 2012 a cell within Anonymous called "Knight Sec" took up the cause of giving a voice to the victim of this horrible crime, and began unraveling this conspiracy of silence designed to protect a group of these high school football players who had become well known to their fellow students as "The Rape Crew". Fueled by intelligence they had received from many students at Big Red High School, they launched Operation RollRedRoll by releasing this video. Take careful note of the various screen capture images of pictures taken by these monsters of this poor defenseless girl, and note their many comments made in tweets and Facebook posts regarding their crime (now since deleted). (more)

 Below is not your main stream take on this horrible, criminal act of rape:

Steubenville Facts

 & another one from a separate source:
The Steubenville Files

Michael Love, IIO


Internet shifts rape stigma to perpetrators

Anonymous, whose members often wear Guy Fawkes masks, has taken on the Steubenville, Ohio, rape controversy.

LAST WEEKEND, more than 1,000 people gathered in Steubenville, Ohio, a small town with a history of high school football glory, to support the victim of an alleged rape. These kinds of rallies happen from time to time, largely on college campuses. What made this one striking was the fact that many protesters were wearing Guy Fawkes masks.

Those masks are a trademark of Anonymous, the shadowy collective of hackers that has taken on Steubenville as a vigilante cause. In terms of criminal justice, this is far from ideal. But for our culture at large, it represents an unlikely glimmer of hope.

The Steubenville story began with old power dynamics, the ones that stem from a mix of athletic glory, power, and sex. At a series of parties last August, according to news reports, a 16-year-old girl, unconscious due to alcohol or drugs, was allegedly gang-raped by at least two members of the beloved Steubenville High School football team. The girl learned about the attacks the next day, the press reported, after various boys posted photos and mocking tweets — which they later deleted — on social media.

Two of the football players were charged, as juveniles, with rape. Their trial begins next month. But some locals, including a crime blogger, kept hammering at the story, claiming town officials were protecting other athletes, circling around a subgroup that is treated as untouchable. Last month, The New York Times published a long, meticulously researched account, which included a pointed threat to a reporter from the high school football coach.

Then Anonymous took up the cause.

Up to this point, Anonymous has been best known for targeting governments, corporations, and the Church of Scientology. This time, the group’s members hacked into the football team’s Web page.

They posted the names of Steubenville athletes they were targeting for revenge, and published what they said were leaked accounts of the night’s events. They used their skills to dig up artifacts of social-media braggadocio, including a 12-minute video of a kid who seems — though there’s no on-camera evidence of this — to be joking about a rape that is actually taking place nearby.

When I described the Steubenville story to Tobe Berkowitz, a communications professor at Boston University, the first thing he mentioned was “Duke lacrosse,” the 2006 rape case that has become accepted shorthand for rumors and false accusations. 

“The fine line between ‘joke’ and ‘incriminating’ has all but vanished,” Berkovitz said. And he’s right: There is something deeply problematic about a public shaming campaign that doesn’t have to abide by standards of journalism or legal evidence. 

Anonymous members don’t have to account for what they do. They don’t have to reveal their own names or show their faces. Their webcam threats have a theatrical quality, with computerized voices and canned lines like “You have attracted the attention of the hive.” You get the sense that they’re high on their own role-playing game, thrilled at playing high-tech action heroes.

But on another level, they’re doing a cultural service, using their particular set of Internet tools to change some longstanding power dynamics. In a “revenge-of-the-nerds” sort of way, Anonymous is shifting the stigma from rape victims to rape perpetrators — and to the likes of the kid in the 12-minute video, who is infamous now, his college flooded with demands that he be expelled.

Maybe all of that attention is fair. Maybe not. There’s a legal difference — a moral one, too — between making disgusting, misogynistic jokes and standing by when a crime occurs. (Steubenville officials have posted a fact sheet, outlining their limitations as they prosecute the case.) 

But the Internet doesn’t care much about legal distinctions. And these suffering athletes might at least serve as a cautionary tale. The fury that Anonymous has unleashed, after all, lays bare the problem with glorifying kids who happen to be good at throwing balls — and the problem with assuming that “unconscious” is the same thing as “consent.”

Maybe the Steubenville case will prompt kids at high school and college parties to think twice about what they do and how they act. Maybe it will prompt parents and coaches to offer some sound and pointed advice. Maybe this will mark the moment when shame starts to outweigh glory. And maybe that’s when things will actually start to change.

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Gang rape scandal puts Steubenville, Ohio football under fire (Photos)

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A rape case involving a West Virginia teenager and at least two football players at a popular Ohio high school has galvanized the nation, with Internet hacker group Anonymous leading accusations that the Steubenville police department engaged in a small-town cover-up.

Public protests against the perceived lax investigation led Steubenville city officials to setups a website called, ostensibly to keep the public informed of accurate case updates amid a flurry of online rumors, gossip, and outrage about the rape, which occurred last August according to reports. 

A New York Times investigation into the case first shined a negative spotlight onto Steubenville and its less than 20,000 citizens, but the sordid story exploded into the national spotlight after hacker group Anonymous targeted the accused rapists, leaking to the Internet names as well as incriminating photos and videos implicating almost a dozen men and boys involved in the incident and its cover-up.

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One of the most devastating and talked-about videos shows one of the teenagers -- now an admitted student at OSU -- cracking jokes and bragging about the sexual assault on the sixteen-year-old girl. The victim was purportedly unconscious for much of the attack.

Said Steuebenville Police Chief Bill McCafferety of the damaging video:
"Early in the case, during the first week, we were made aware of this incident and we obtained this video. I too, as well as all my officers who investigated this, were appalled by the morally inept statements made."
Combined with Deadspin's publication of a plethora of callous tweets from Steubenville teens cheering the rapists and blaming the victim have made Steubenville, Ohio perhaps the most infamous small town in America after Newtown, Connecticut last month.

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Ohio Police Create Website Dedicated to Setting Record Straight on Alleged High School Gang Rape

(TheBlaze/AP) — Authorities investigating rape accusations against two high school football players in eastern Ohio launched a website Saturday as interest in the case balloons, a step designed to combat the misconception “that the football team runs the city,” the city manager said.

Two 16-year-old boys are set for trial next month in juvenile court in Steubenville, a town of about 18,000, on charges that they raped a 16-year-old girl in August.  Their attorneys have denied the charges in court, but public interest in the case exploded with the online circulation this week of a roughly 12-minute video purportedly showing another young man “joking” about the accuser.

Among other comments, the boys can repeatedly be heard joking about how the girl– who seems to be passed out– is “dead.”

“They peed on her. That’s how you know she’s dead, because someone pissed on her,” he says, later adding that she was raped “quicker than Mike Tyson raped that one girl.”

Here is the entire video (warning: extremely disturbing and graphic):

The video was reportedly released by hackers who allege that more people were involved and should be held accountable.

One aim of the website, City Manager Cathy Davison said, is to combat a common perception that Steubenville High School – home of the “Big Red” sports program – controls politics in a small city where special prosecutors and a visiting judge are handling the case because local authorities knew people involved with the football team.

“When people are saying that our police department did not follow procedure, that the football team runs the city, that is not the case,” Davison said. “They went by the book. Everything was handled in an above-board fashion to make sure that the case can benefit from the fullest extent of the law.”
People protest at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (Photo: AP)

According to Reuters, Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla is under particularly heavy fire, having to respond to an impromptu “Occupy Steubenville” Saturday.

“I’m not going to stand here and try to convince you that I’m not the bad guy,” he said, as the crowd reportedly booed. “You’ve already made your minds up.”

He also weighed in on the video, which he said he first saw three days ago.

“It’s a disgusting video,” he remarked. “It’s stupidity. But you can’t arrest somebody for being stupid.”

Here is raw video of the sheriff’s remarks, via Corruption Cripples:

Intended to sort fact from fiction, the Steubenville website has the appearance of a legal briefing, with black type on a white background, providing an intentional departure from escalating emotions over the case and how it’s been handled.  It provides a timeline of the case, summaries of Ohio laws that affect sex charges, online posts and reaction to them and a pledge of transparency.

“It looks very generic, but it was meant to be (that way), because it’s just the facts. There’s nothing flowery about it,” said Davison.

The site– hoping to reiterate that police are not more loyal to high school football than to the law– explains that only a handful of police officers attended local schools, and that the city manager herself is not even from Ohio.  Its launch followed the hiring of a consultant who is helping the city handle a barrage of media attention sparked by the case.

It was sponsored by both the city and police officials.

(Photo: Steubenville Facts)

But the site specifically declares it “is not designed to be a forum for how the Juvenile Court ought to rule in this matter.”

Steubenville sits in a region of the state that’s benefited economically from a recent shale gas drilling boom, and Steubenville got a boost when it was selected as the site of Gov. John Kasich’s 2012 State of the State address, the first held outside the Statehouse in recent memory.

“Steubenville is a fantastic place to live, work and play,” said Davison. “We have warm and loving people here, and this incident could be anywhere in America or the country or the world, and it’s really unfortunate that it’s tarnishing the city’s reputation.”

As investigation continues, it has spurred heated commentary online. Some support the defendants and question the character of the teenage girl, while others allege a cover-up or contend more people should be charged.

The latter group includes hacker-activists associating under the Anonymous and KnightSec labels, who point to comments they say were posted around the time of the alleged attack on social media by people who are not charged.

​Click here to be redirected to the “Steubenville Facts” website. 

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Activists from the online group Anonymous protest at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. (Steubenville Herald-Star, Michael D. McElwain/AP Photo)

Steubenville Officials, Under Scrutiny, Launch Website Regarding Alleged Teen Gang Rape

As Steubenville, Ohio, prepares for the high-profile rape trial of two high school football players, officials, battling allegations of a cover-up, announced the creation of a new website today to debunk rumors and create what they said would be a transparent resource for the community. 

"This site is not designed to be a forum for how the Juvenile Court ought to rule in this matter," the website, called Steubenville Facts, said. 

A timeline of the case, beginning with the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl at a party on Aug. 11-12, 2012, is posted on the site. Summaries of Ohio law relating to the case and facts about the local police force including statistics on how many graduated from Steubenville schools, is included.
The case gained national attention last week when hacking collective Anonymous leaked a video of Steubenville high school athletes mocking the 16-year-old female victim and making crude references to the alleged rape. 

"It's disgusting, and I've had people calling, numerous people call here, upset, they have seen it, one woman, two women were crying, because of what they witnessed," Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said. "It really is disgusting to watch that video." 

Anonymous has called for more arrests, however Steubenville Police have said their hands are tied.
"Steubenville Police investigators are caring humans who recoil and are repulsed by many of the things they observe during an investigation," the website said, addressing the video. "Like detectives in every part of America and the world, they are often frustrated when they emotionally want to hold people accountable for certain detestable behavior but realize that there is no statute that allows a criminal charge to be made." 

Occupy Steubenville, a grassroots group, estimated 1,300 people attended a rally today outside the Jefferson County Courthouse, where rape victims and their loved ones gathered to share their stories.
The father of a teenage rape victim was met with applause when he shared his outrage. 

"I've tried to show my girl that not all men are like this, but only a despicable few," he said. "And their mothers that ignore the truth that they gave birth to a monster." 

Authorities investigated the case and charged two Steubenville high school athletes on Aug. 22, 2012.
The teenagers face trial on Feb. 13, 2013 in juvenile court before a visiting judge. 

Attorneys for the boys have denied charges in court.

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Steubenville, OH Gang Rape Case: Suspects Ready for Trial, Victim Gets Death Threats

By Sami K. Martin , Christian Post Contributor
January 4, 2013|10:44 am

Steubenville, Ohio is preparing for a high-profile rape case involving two 16-year-old students who allegedly raped a fellow student and posted graphic photos, tweets, and video online. The case has only recently been exposed and called a cover-up by groups such as Anonymous and a sect known as the KnightSec.


The case has divided the small town. The two defendants, Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, are both 16 and have been charged with rape; they are currently under house arrest after spending two months in jail awaiting their February trial.

Mays and Richmond were at a large party in August when they noticed a female student was heavily drunk and possibly unconscious, according to The New York Times.

"Richmond was behind her, with his hands between her legs, penetrating her with his fingers, a witness said," the Times reported. A player allegedly "told the police that he was in the back seat of his Volkswagen Jetta with Mays and the girl when Mays proceeded to flash the girl's breasts and penetrate her with his fingers, while the player videotaped it on his phone."

"The player, who shared the video with at least one person, testified that he videotaped Mays and the girl 'because he was being stupid, not making the right choices.' He said he later deleted the recording," Police Chief William McCafferty said.

A video showing young men discussing the girl's condition and the rape itself was released by Anonymous and transcribed for viewers by The site also noted that Anonymous has set its targets on exposing "those who weren't charged but allegedly called themselves 'the rape crew.'"

"She is so raped," one man joked in the video posted by Jezebel.

"That's not cool, bro. That's like rape. It is rape. They raped her," another man said in the video.
The young men also allegedly urinated and defecated on the victim, adding a new layer of humiliation and degradation to the case. She didn't even realize the extent of her attack "until a local paper wrote about it the next day," The Times wrote.

No other witnesses were willing to come forward, and that's when outsiders began to investigate and look at online media to see if there was evidence against the young men. Crime blogger Alexandria Goddard put together a catalogue of the tweets, photos, and videos that were deleted as soon as the news began to circulate.

In one Facebook post, the 16-year-old victim was referred to as the "Steubenville 'train whore' going to parties over there every weekend and foul [expletive] going down."

A blog post on LocalLeaks notes that Anonymous released a video message explaining its plan to expose all those who were involved if they did not come forward on their own.

"Fueled by intelligence they had received from many students at Big Red High School, they launched Operation RollRedRoll," the site reports. It also lists all of those involved in the crime and alleged cover-up, from the sheriff to the prosecuting attorney.

Part of the reason Anonymous believe there is a cover-up in the town stems from Steubenville High head football coach refusing to bench the young men involved, or those even at the illegal party.

"Approached in November to be interviewed about the case, Saccoccia said he did not 'do the Internet,' so he had not seen the comments and photographs posted online from that night. When asked again about the players involved and why he chose not to discipline them, he became agitated," The Times wrote.

Right now the young victim is under police protection. She and her mother have both received numerous death threats since news of the story broke. She will have to face her attackers and their supporters in court on Feb. 13.


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