An extremely disturbing video released by an Anonymous cell known as “KnightSec” shows a group of high school students making fun about an alleged rape that occurred in Steubenville, Ohio in August 2012.
The upsetting 12-minute video that features teens cracking jokes about the events that took place on August 22 is being reviewed by the Steubenville Police Department and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
A boy who is making fun of the disturbing event in the video is identified as a former Steubenville High School student and baseball player Michael Nodianos. “They raped her more than the Duke lacrosse team,” said Nodianos. “It isn’t really rape because you don’t know if she wanted to or not.”
Steubenville Police Chief Bill McCafferty released the following statementregarding the video on Wednesday:
The Steubenville police department has been aware of this recent video that was released. 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 General’s 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
Last month an eight-page investigation into the assault was published in which the newspaper wrote that social media has played an interesting, and at times confusing, role in the case.
According to the reports two football players, Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, have been charged with rape and kidnapping. Months later, it is still unclear what actually happened that night!