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A chilling video showing high school students joking about the rape of a young girl in a small Ohio town hit the web this week after it was leaked by an Anonymous hacktivist cell.
According to The Huffington Post, the video shows a group of teens joking about a rape that allegedly took place on Aug. 22 in Steubenville, Ohio, which is still being investigated months later. A group called “Knight Sec,” which is linked to Anonymous, leaked the video.
In it, a teen calls the girl “deader than” Trayvon Martin and that “she is so raped her p**s is about as dry as the sun right now.”
Apparently, the video was posted on YouTube the night of the incident, but was not made public until the hackers leaked it this week. Police have been aware of the video since August, Steubenville Police Chief Bill McCafferty said in a statement to WTRF. McCafferty said that the person who posted the video was already interviewed and the case was turned over to the Ohio Attorney General’s office.
“It's always been the policy of the Steubenville Police Department not to make comments on details of a case prior to it going to trial,” McCafferty’s statement continued. “I know this is frustrating for some. I can't change that now, as you know this is a high profile case and for the parties interested I believe I should not make a comment on it because I can't make a comment on it. It's being handled by an outside agency.”
The Huffington Post notes that the video came out after The New York Times covered the case last month, detailing the confusing role social media and the web played in the case. The Times also published the details of the alleged rape, which may have occurred while the girl was unconscious.
Two football players, Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, were arrested in connection with the case. Still, Anonymous felt the need to leak the video in an attempt to expose what it thinks is a government cover-up by a town dominated by football.
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