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Steubenville Rape Case: Video Shows Students Laughing About Alleged Rape

Steubenville Rape Case: Video Shows Students Laughing About Alleged Rape

The Steubenville football team rape case has taken a dark turn after a video leaked by the a hacktivist group allegedly shows high school students laughing about the sexual assault of a young girl.

The video was leaked by a subset of the group Anonymous calling itself “Knight Sec” and shows a teen making jokes about an event that happened on August 22. The video puts a new twist on a case that has rocked a small Ohio football town and been reported around the world.

From The Huffington Post:

“Months later, what exactly happened in Steubenville, Ohio, is still being pieced together. Few witnesses have stepped forward to talk about the parties where the underage girl, who was from a neighboring town, was allegedly transported, assaulted and photographed by athletes from local Steubenville High.”

The New York Times went into further detail of the Steubenville case, documenting how Twitter posts, videos, and photographs from a nightlong set of parties suggested that an unconscious girl was sexually assaulted over the course of hours, and my have even been urinated on.

In the new video, a teen appears to refer to the victim as “deader than” Trayvon Martin,” later saying, “she is so raped her p**s is about as dry as the sun right now.”

Local police responded to the video. Steubenville Police Chief Bill McCafferty released a statement Wednesday saying that the police department has been aware of the video and interviewed the person who made it. The Steubenville rape video has also been turned over to prosecutors from the Ohio Attorney Generals Office.

Two football players, Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, have already been charged with rape and kidnapping in the case, though Anonymous wants to see more players brought to justice and claims more than just the two charged were involved.

Anonymous has claimed that there is a coverup in the Steubenville rape case, done in an effort to protect the town’s Big Red football team that has won three state titles since 2006. The Anonymous splinter group Knight Sec even created a website that contains the names of football players who may have seen or participated in the rape.

Here is the video of the teenagers allegedly discussing the Steubenville rape case. It contains graphic language:

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34 Responses to “Steubenville Rape Case: Video Shows Students Laughing About Alleged Rape”

  1. Rich Bunting

    boy let me tell you that those are "REAL" men standing up for some 1 who could'nt do it for them self…let me say that if I was dying god forbid those are the only ones around I would rather die than come back and see them laughing over top of me…sad sad exscuse of even a boy.

  2. Judy Block-Jones

    This video is despicable and disgusting, our hearts go out to the young girl and her family.

    The lengthy New York Times story a couple of weeks ago provides chilling details about the rape of a girl and the inadequate response to that crime by Steubenville school officials.

    After reading about this case, we cannot help but see some parallels between this situation and that which occurred at Penn State. Although the crimes are different, it is a fact of both cases that in each there is a definite mystique around the football program and a cult of personality surrounding the coach (Paterno at PSU, and Reno Saccoccia in Steubenville). In both cases, the love of football has prevented the proper investigation into the alleged rape and the punishment of those involved.

    We call on the school board to suspend Coach Saccoccia for his behavior. The fact that he has refused to take any real disciplinary steps towards the football players that either witnessed or in some way abetted the alleged rape is disturbing, and his treatment of the New York Times journalist who spoke to him about the case is frightening. His actions are indicative of someone who cares more about their win-loss record than about the young people they are supposed to be improving.

    We also urge the school board to examine the actions of Superintendent Michael McVey and Principal Shawn Crosier. We are disappointed that they left all disciplinary decisions up to Coach Saccoccia, and the fact that they failed to follow up with any of the students in attendance at the party where the alleged rape occurred is distressing. This sad case has all the tell tale signs of an attempted cover-up, and our hearts ache for the victim in this case who has been subjected to undue scrutiny and blame. We hope that the added attention on Steubenville High School will result in justice for the victim, repercussions for the alleged rapists, and accountability for Steubenville officials.

    Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail.com,
    "SNAP (The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) is the world's oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 12,000 members. Despite the word priest in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, teachers, Protestant ministers and increasingly, victims who were assaulted in a wide range of institutional settings like orphanages, summer camps, athletic programs, Boy Scouts, etc."

  3. Susana Lucia

    Dear God. They are animals. I hope they rot for a very long time in prison. The boys who knew about it and didn't do anything are just as culpable, and if they police did in fact cover it up, they need to all lose their jobs. What pathetic human beings.

  4. Brian Mika

    I watched 30 seconds, why I follow gut wrenching stuff like this I don't know I see they go on for about 13 minutes. I feel saddened that their are monsters like this out there that can prey on innocents(I forgot unconscious=slut). That these guys are not in jail yet and still playing on their high school team, the 30 seconds I saw, I am fighting vomiting. Evil bastards, they went party to party carrying her, party suggest more than 2 rapist football players and their unconscious victim in the room. People who watched, hard to miss, as a teen I may have seen 2 guys carrying a girl into a party at my house, the men in this case weren't rapists just nice. Old friends I STILL QUESTIONED them, who what when where why, okay check vitals place on couch LEAVE alone. In the morning my canned speech about the dangers of drug abuse if more happened I call police. You notice 2 guys carring anyone any where by wrists and ankles. I heard kidnapping charges were dropped..:(

  5. Patty Urban

    what a bunch of sick sick sick punks…i bet their parents are proud…ohh this makes my blood boil…

  6. Paula Gilmore-hardie

    Scum. My 16 year old son would be strung up if he had done this not protected by his pathetic parents. Just hoping Mr Big gets them in the shower in jail where they belong. Just read this story in today in Britain and can't believe the mentality of some pathetic people who blamed this poor girl. After reading about the poor lady in India at least they protest against this crap. We are as bad in England regarding rape and women always seem to be the accused when they are the victims. Too much drink my arse. So what, keep it in your pants boys.Women can dress and drink if they wish and not expect to be violated.

  7. Paula Gilmore-hardie

    Scum. My 16 year old son would be strung up if he had done this not protected by his pathetic parents. Just hoping Mr Big gets them in the shower in jail where they belong. Just read this story in today in Britain and can't believe the mentality of some pathetic people who blamed this poor girl. After reading about the poor lady in India at least they protest against this crap. We are as bad in England regarding rape and women always seem to be the accused when they are the victims. Too much drink my arse. So what, keep it in your pants boys.Women can dress and drink if they wish and not expect to be violated.

  8. Shaina Kelly

    How sad that a love for football has been the motivation for covering up such a disgusting crime. Do these coaches, parents, officials condone the actions of these wastes of oxygen? Put them in prison with the big boys and save all thr future women whose lives could be destroyed by this arrogant, narcissistic, and dangerous group.

  9. Michael Patterson

    ..Judy ..The pressure IS being put on as more are made aware of the situation in Steubenville. I must remind along with this awareness ,there are also many untruths being spread as we can expect in a highly emotional case such as this. We must use caution with our words and allow justice to unfold to reveal the whole truth.

  10. Jason Greenburg

    Wait till that girls father sees this. Or better yet, wait till they have daughters, if they ever get the chance. And the one who is talking all the smack, he will end up blowing his head off if he doesn't come to terms with what he too has done.

  11. Dava Reeves

    omg, i just don't even know what to say about this. i'm gonna go cry like a baby in my bedroom now, and i was in an awesome mood. damn it what is wrong with people…….and i hope to got the rapist i brutally killed in my dream the other night was a vision of whats gonna happen to that guy

  12. Barbie Yeater Walters

    This is so sick. Would they think it was so funny if it was their mom or sister? The way that weirdo sat there pulling at his crotch made it look like he was getting turned on just talking about it. I think the girls family should be able to spend some time with these punks alone! As much time as they want or need.. AN EYE FOR AN EYE… Well little boys, do you know what they do to rapest in prison? Your about to find out. I bet you won't be laughing about it any more.

  13. Debbie Meyer

    This is totally sickening and just as bad there are people that honestly think it was her fault for making a bad decision.

  14. Ken Hewitt

    After viewing this video, I'm forced to apologize, something I don't usually do. When this case first hit the news, I was sure it was just another instance of a girl coming to regret her completely willing actions, and now crying "rape", as so often is the case. But now it looks like she's telling the truth, and in that case I say best of luck to the prosecution, and if they need anybody to help deliver some Old West-style justice, I volunteer to work the gallows!

  15. Dena Costello

    This is one of the most horrible things I have EVER watched in my 33 years. Not only has a young girl been raped, but then brutalized from social media. The young guy here needs serious psychological help too. Wow. Wow.

  16. Lucky Havrilla

    Not so funny now, is it. Obviously from watching this video the star named Craig was an accessory because he watched this girl being carried out of the first party. Yuck it up chuckles cause you're probably gonna get raped in prison. If Trent and Maleek are charged with rape successfully this Craig character will also be brought up on accessory charges. My only prayer is that they try these young boys as adults.

  17. Kelly Rockwell Walters

    i culdn't even watch the whole thing it made me sick if that were nick he would never see the light of day again all i can say is their parents surely didn't raise them right

  18. Squirtman Jim

    I wish I was the person near by when this happened so I could be a real Hero and save this girl! I'm sorry this happened to you! Please God make her a stronger person and reward her with many riches for having to deal with evil people who wronged her!

  19. Mark Watts

    I cant't wait until there all in prison getting rape and all the guys are standing around laughing at them, they all need help there doesn't need to be a trail it's all right there in the video, why waist tax payers money EVEN IF and I mean IF they didn't rape her which I'm sure they did they still need physiological help!

  20. Mark Watts

    THANK YOU KNIGHT SEC for posting video, these kids deserve no right to privacy no right to respect no rights at all the punks posted it first, truly proud of what they did, so let the world see it. There parents should watch it everyday also, see there pride and joy. BE PROUD MOM N DAD, BE PROUD. Dad is this how you taught your kid how to treat woman, Mom have you just looked the other way at all the other times he gets in trouble, saying boys will be boys? DAMN IT! this really pisses me off, as a parent of two sons and a daughter ALL THESE PUNKS BEST GO TO PRISON,

  21. Anonymous

    Are these the guys that actually raped her? (Sorry, allegedly raped her). Or are they just drunk morons talking about it?

  22. Craig Wilson

    this happened in America. Wake up people. Isn't this why we have the federal government to step in when cases like this are so baltently mishandled?