Hacker Who Exposed Steubenville Rape Case Could Spend More Time Beh...

The hacker group Anonymous is on the side of women victimized by sex crimes.

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  consentvictim-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.

As Mother Jones reports, 26-year-old Deric Lostutter — who has been known as “KYAnonymous” throughout his role in the Steubenville rape case — could face up to 10 years of jail time if he’s convicted of hacking-related crimes.

The internet hacker  told Mother Jones that he believes the FBI investigation was motivated by Stebenville officials who want to send Lostutter a clear message: You shouldn’t have gotten involved.

Anonymous continues to involve itself in exposing sexual crimes. After the intense harassment leveled against a Canadian teenager following her alleged gang rape  led her to take her own life, Anonymous stepped in to  demand justice, claiming their hackers were quickly able to identify the assailants.

Tags: Anonymous, exposing sex crime, miscarriage of justice

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