Residents of Ohio Town Protest Lax Police Investigation of Rape Case

Two Steubenville High School students (l tor) Malik Richmond and Trenton Mays, both 16, have been charged with the rape of a 16-year-old girl and the town is still mad with Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla.

Women are often overlooked or made to take on some of the guilt when it comes to rape cases.  Although, some stories have been fabricated, most are true and the women are in need of support when their claims are taken to authorities.

In Steubenville, Ohio, a 16-year-old girl was raped by members of Steubenville High School football team, Malik Richmond and Trenton Mays, both 16,  last August, according to the Huffington Post. The small town approximately 40 miles outside of Pittsburgh, is also in diehard football country and some residents feel the crime was covered up because of its devotion to the sports teams.

Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla, failed to quail tensions concerning the investigation by infuriating residents by sending the message that it’s an open and shut case and they will not be charging anyone else in the crime. The crowd called “Occupy Steubenville”, –which includes 1,000 protesters that gathered in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse–are convinced that Abdalla is not investigating the crime to the extent that is necessary.

“Anonymous” are crusaders for the rights of rape victims as well as victims of other crimes which helped organize the protest. Members of the “hacker collective” dress in the same mask as the main character from the film “Vendetta” and KnightSec, an arm of the group that “specifically targets rapists”, demanded:

“…a public apology be issued to the young woman and warned that it would release personal information of Big Red football players and staff who have defended the accused young men.”

The threat expired January 1, and a video incriminating at least one guy who was telling disgusting stories about the rape was released to the public.

“She is so raped,” he laughs, continuing an offensive tirade including the lines, “They raped her quicker than Mike Tyson!” and “they raped her more than the Duke lacrosse team!” grossly quipping that the unconscious girl was “deader than Trayvon Martin…”

Now the video is being shown on media outlets throughout the world with this jackass on the video saying these disgusting statements which get much more deplorable as the 12-minute video rolls.  Read more on the case here and check out the leaked video below.

-J.C. Brooks

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