The linked story in the OP isn’t about Steubenvill at all, it is about a rape in Kentucky. The Steubenville case involved the Ohio town’s football team and Anonymous has been leaking details, including a video of a player from the school’s baseball team laughing about the rape, apparently at the party in question. It is alleged the players carried the unconcious girl to three different parties and that the girl found out about the rapes through social media postings about the night in question.
From what I had understood when it happened the rapists were minors and the appointed prosecutor bargained against the wishes of his client (he works for the state not her) which resulted in the names concealed.
She violated the gag order. I sympathize with her anger, but it’s not as cut and dried as it appears in the OP’s cite.
I can’t believe that Steubenville story. I will never understand how football culture takes over an area so completely that rape is glossed over and forgotten. Like Penn State, I would be totally fine with that town losing it’s precious fucking team for the next decade.
I am also glad to see Anonymous is on the case. They do so well with this kind of thing. And I’m triply glad that they went all the way to the Sheriff and prosecutor’s corruption. I hope this rips the town wide apart. They deserve it for aiding and abetting such asshole behavior. And the boys that were directly involved in this, raping and peeing on this girl. Jail. For years and years. Ruin their entire life. Not just as a punishment, but as a lesson. There is something far more chilling in this story of “regular” kids who calmly and happily repeatedly raped an unconscious girl than a more “ordinary” street attack.
Yeah, the Steubenville story is really distrubing. The NY Times had a good article on it
As with what is happening in India, it seems that they have let a sick subculture take hold and then find themselves surprised that people are outraged at their behavior. The police chief in Steubenville has desperately trying to get witnesses to come forward, even though they took this girl to three parties and dozens of people must have seen something (or participated on some level).
I dunno - in the past decade or so, we’re finding out that family/friend rape is far more prevalent that just a random street attack. Certainly, it’s happened to someone.
Either way, it was a nice shorthand as a comparison for how horrified I am by this - just the institutional sickness, and the role of girls as vagina boxes to the rapists, and the football worship in small towns. This is far more disturbing than a street crime, in the same way that the Connecticut shooting was far more disturbing that a street shooting.
Also, some photos and videos were apparently deleted from devices while the devices where in the custody of Sheriff’s department and a judge recused himself because his grandaughter dated one of the accused and it is alleged that the judge did not recuse himself until he was pressured to do so.
About a quarter of rapes are perpetrated by strangers (though this figure includes those perpetrated by victims who were unable to identify their assailants because they were blindfolded or unconscious or whatever). “Street” rapes are fairly rare, though. Most rapes occur in homes, offices, and so on.
Well, the police in Stuebenville are investigating, but there are accusations that the Sheriff’s department is obstructing the investigation. As I said, the Sheriff’s department seized some devices and while in their care, photos and videos have been deleted.
The parents of the victim did manage to grab some information off of the internet before people started deleting them and turned a flash drive full of photos over to the police when they filed their charges. Also, it is now rumoured that the attack was pre-planned and that she had been drugged.
I don’t have the stomach to watch the 12 minute video of Michael Colin Nodianos joking about the gang raping, but I hope that little shit loses his scholarship to Ohio State and ends up back in that shithole town for the rest of his life.