The 12-minute video was posted online by hacktivist group, “Knight sec,” in attempt to expose the alleged rapists and their co-conspirators.
In the video, one of the teens refers to the victim as “deader than” Trayvon Martin. He even goes on to say, “she is so raped her p**s is about as dry as the sun right now.”
What happened on August 11, 2012, is still being pieced together. There had been witnesses that stepped forward to talk about what transpired at the parties that night. The witnesses specifically talked about how the underage girl, who was from another town, was dragged, assaulted and photographed by athletes from local Steubenville High.
The video posted on YouTube has been brought to the attention of local police.
Steubenville Police Chief Bill McCafferty said they have been aware of the video for some time.
“Since late August 2012 the subject who made the video was interviewed. This has all been turned over to the prosecutors which are the Ohio Attorney Generals Office, who is prosecuting this case. 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. 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.”
According to the Herald Star, two footballs players, Trent May and Ma’lik Richmond, have been charged with rape and kidnapping.
However, “Knight sec” claims that police and other members of the town are involved in a cover-up. The group believes that Steubenville is a town where high school football is king. Steubenville High has won three state titles since 2006.
The group believes that the alleged rapists have not been brought to justice.