Skip to comments.Online outrage over Ohio rape case prompts city website
Posted on 01/05/2013 7:00:55 PM PST by Morgana
Steubenville, Ohio (CNN) -- Amid social media pressure and allegations of a cover-up, leaders in Steubenville, Ohio, have launched a website to keep the community updated on a rape case that has consumed the small Ohio town.
"With looking at the facts of the case, the rumors, the social media ... we proceeded in setting up SteubenvilleFacts.org that will present only the facts and provide information on the government of the city, as well as the transparency and the timeline of the evidence," City Manager Cathy Davison said at a news conference Saturday.
Davison said the website is meant to combat the perception that "everyone in Steubenville is acting or is like the individuals that are involved in the case. That we are a community that is run by football. That is not the case."
Two 16-year-old members of the town's high school football team are charged with raping a girl in August. Special prosecutors from the state attorney general's office allege the teens sexually assaulted the girl while she was unconscious.
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Please FReepers I really want to know.
Are you sure you have the story correct? What do you claim the city/police did to the rape victim?
While I’m waiting for all of the facts to get straightened out....’Anonymous’ has dropped some false dox and are muddling things up.
They have a website Link
If even half of what they uncovered is true...many people should go to jail for a very long time...
Have you caught the Chief of Police in the g-string, yet? Lawdy! Shaved bod and all. There was also rumour that the Sheriff got caught in a ‘position’ and was let off....but hasn’t been confirmed.
Nothing wrong here:
The Honorable Jane Hanlin is a Prosecuting Attorney for Jefferson County and the mother of Big Red football player Charlie Keenan, who is suspected of being a member of The Rape Crew
When the family of the victim went to file the charges, Jane Hanlin was present. She strongly discouraged them from filing. Hanlin frightened not only the victim, but the parents as well. Telling them that her name was going to be dragged through the mud, she will be in and out of court for well over two years, the press wouldnt leave any of the family alone once the crime was made public. Scared out of their wits, the parents said they didnt want that and Hanlin then said not to worry just leave it up to her and the detectives on the case.
We all saw a similar level of entrenched corruption in the persection and prosecution of the Duke Lacrosse “rapists” who didn’t rape the alleged rape victim.
This time, it very much appears that the flip side of government corruption is taking place, and a rape victim was maliciously persecuted, and possibly threatened with prosecution. Certainly she was extensively victimised by her rapists friends, and their families political connections.
I don’t have any inside knowledge of this case to contribute.
No matter the final legal verdict,there is obviously something very wrong with many of the people in that town.
More information. I have not reviewed, verified, or confirmed. Just sharing.
OSU is in an uproar over one of its students involved in the gang rape, and for good reason. The idiot was in an incredibly cruel video boasting about it.
I would say that it’s more than just that one town. There are many of these stories about highly talented athletes, who literally get away with acts like this, because they have the potential of going onto the collegiate level, or possibly pro.
I think there is something troubling about how many Americans relate to athletics.
Most likely no charges would have been filed had the video of the boys boasting of their stupid crime not been posted by hackers.
I don’t want to find out all the details but seeing that POS white kid joking about the “dead” girl getting raped was truly disgusting. I don’t know what his involvement was but if I was one of his peers I would have given him a Sonny Corleone beat-down just for joking about situation the way he did. He’s legit sick in the head but the scary thing is he’s not the worst of the bunch.
the hackativist have released a stunning video of one of the players talking about how "dead" the girl was, how she might have wanted to be raped as her last request, etc....astounding evil....
I understand that the state investigators are involved now....
Hopefully mommy prosecutor cannot pull strings to avoid having her darling son being not subject to the full weight of the law.
Google the rapists names. there are a million stories none of which paint the town officials in a positive light.
Hanlin issues statement
January 6, 2013
From staff reports , The Herald-Star
STEUBENVILLE - Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin issued a statement Saturday night regarding her involvement in the investigation into an alleged August rape incident involving a 16 year old Weirton female and two Steubenville High School students.
“My ethical duties as a prosecutor prohibit me from discussing the details of the case involving allegations of rape against two local juveniles until the matter has been resolved in court, Once the court proceedings have been concluded, I will be able to answer any questions the public may have and I have promised to do so,” said Hanlin.
“All allegations that me or my son or my home are involved in any way whatsoever in this criminal matter are 100 percent false. None of the alleged events occurred at my home. My son was not present at any time while the victim was alleged to have been unconscious, photographed, videotaped or sexually assaulted. Any statement to the contrary is 100 percent false,” Hanlin stated.
Some early stories in the Cleveland PD and other newspapers
Thats new. I wonder if she knows or is going by what her son is telling her.
Lots of stuff here.