Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond- have been arrested and charged with raping a fellow 16-year-old, taking her to a number of parties when she was too drunk to resist, digitally penetrating her and possibly even urinating on her.
A small group of information activists was able to do what 3 Ohio state law enforcement agencies couldn't. The clip, released this week by an Anonymous cell calling itself "Knight Sec" is reported to show former Steubenville, Ohio high school athlete Michael Colin Nodianos bragging about the sexual assault from a friend's apartment. On the video which recently was posted online, the boys joke about the girl appearing "dead".
On their website, called Local Leaks: The Steubenville Files, they said that they took up the cause since 'a town rife with corruption, cronyism, illegal gambling and fixated upon their star high school football team were prepared to orchestrate a major cover-up in order to sweep the entire affair under the rug.'
Their trial before an Ohio juvenile court judge is scheduled for February 13. The rapists themselves, and their so-called rape crew, think they're untouchable. The rules don't apply to them.
This video is not the first time hackers have published information about people connected with the case. Knight Sec, working with other Anonymous hackers, took over a fan site dedicated to the Steubenville football team and demanded anyone involved come forward and apologize for their actions.
A peaceful demonstration in support for the alleged victim is scheduled for January 5 at Steubenville City Hall.