Anonymous member who exposed rape case may get more jail time then the rapist

Travesty of justice : Anonymous member who exposed a rape case may get more prison time then the rapist

The justice system in the United States seems to favour criminals more than whistleblowers. Those who have been following the famous KYAnonymous case may understand what I am alluding to. It so happens that KYAnonymous team may get more jail time for exposing a rape case then the rapist himself. All because they hacked into the websites to expose and blow the whistle on the rape case.

Deric Lostutter, the Anonymous member who exposed the infamous Steubenville High School rape case may get more prison time than the rapist(s). The man who formed a team with the co-conspirator, McHugh, a.k.a. JustBatCat and called themselves KYAnonymous, allegedly hacked a website to expose a high school girl’s rapists has been charged with violating federal computer laws, and if convicted, faces prison sentence eight times longer that would be applicable to the rapist under the US law.

The highly controversial Steubenville High School rape case hit headlines when KYAnonymous members exposed that members of the local high school football team publicly who repeatedly sexually assaulted an underage girl. The KYAnonymous team also posted some of the images and videos online from the crime scene.

The two, hacking under the name of KnightSec, hit on the hushed up rape case when they hacked into the website of Steubenville High School, searching for the identities of the high schoolers. They found highly controversial videos recorded by the students on the night of the event, stored on the high school website servers

The two chose to expose the rape hush-up and leaked videos online. They accused the local government, law enforcement, and the high school’s administration for orchestrating a cover-up to protect the members of the football team.

Both KnightSec and KYAnonymous found worldwide fame for exposing the coverup and featured on Rolling Stones and CNN.

FBI eventually tracked both KnightSec members and pressed charges under dreaded IT laws. Lostutter faces up to 16 years in prison for his crimes, five years for three hacking counts, and another year for lying to the FBI. His partner, JustBatCat, pleaded guilty to the same crimes a few days before Lostutter.

The irony is that the two Steubenville football players whom KnightSec sought to expose in the rape case, were tried and found guilty. One student was sentenced to one year in jail while the other received a two-year sentence.

For the past few years, Lostutter has been constantly raising money to cover his legal fees.

3 COMMENTS

  1. This article is garbage. The hacked website was a private, personal website – it had no affiliation with the school. And they didn’t find any videos on that server. They used Google cache to view the rapists deleted tweets and YouTube videos.

    There are many local new releases of the rape allegations and investigation issued mere days after the rapists were arrested. These articles were in Wheeling and Pittsburgh newspapers. There was no cover-up. 6 months later KYAnonymous and BatCat caught wind of the situation and decided to make a claim for fame. Too bad the investigation was already started and completed and the case was progressing naturally. Sorry you idiots don’t understand that the wheels of justice turn relatively slowly.

    • And yet, that doesn’t change that a guy who raped an unconscious girl got a lower sentence than a man who hacked and defaced a website. Didn’t even steal anything.

      There is something wrong with a justice system that equates the 2 in sentence time.

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