Ma’lik Richmond and Trenton Mays, who were members of the Steubenville football team, were convicted of raping a 16-year-old fellow student last August.
William Rhinaman, the school district’s director of technology, was arrested for interfering with the investigation involving two football players.
An Ohio school employee tampered with evidence beginning on the night of an alcohol-fueled party last year after which two high school football players raped a 16-year-old girl, according to an indictment released Tuesday.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on Jun 7, 2013 at 10:20 am
Deric Lostutter (Credit: Mother Jones)
The Steubenville rape case, in which two high school football players were convicted of sexually assaulting a young girl at a party, helped spark a national conversation about consent, victim-blaming, and rape culture. The case gained national attention after the “hacktivist” group Anonymous leaked significant social media evidence implicating the assailants — including tweets, Instagram photos, and a 12-minute video of Steubenville high schoolers joking about the rape. But it turns out that working to expose those rapists may land one Anonymous hacker more time in prison than the rapists themselves will serve.
- Hacker Who Exposed Steubenville Rapists Raided By FBI, Faces Ten-Year Prison Sentence (disinfo.com)
- Hacker Who Exposed Steubenville Rape Case Could Spend More Time Behind Bars Than The Rapists (alternet.org)
- Man Who Helped Expose Steubenville Rapists Faces More Jail Time Than They Do (addictinginfo.org)
- Hacker Who Exposed Steubenville Rape Case Could Spend More Time Behind Bars Than The Rapists (libertycrier.com)
- First Adult Charged In The Steubenville Rape Case (npr.org)
- Steubenville rape case grand jury issues charges (sfgate.com)
- Steubenville rape case grand jury issues charges (news.yahoo.com)