Video released of teen joking about rape

Jan. 4, 2013 at 8:33 AM

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Hacker group Anonymous posted a video of teen males appearing to joke about the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl at a party in August in Ohio, officials said.

The video was posted Wednesday on YouTube by KnightSec -- a group of hackers who claim affiliation with Anonymous -- about a month before two Steubenville High School football players are set to go on trial for rape, CBS News reported Thursday.

The nearly 13-minute video mostly shows one teenage male laughing and joking about the alleged rape with the cameraman. The video appears to have been recorded on the night of the incident.

"They raped her harder than that cop raped Marcellus Wallace in 'Pulp Fiction,'" he said, and, "They raped her quicker than Mike Tyson raped that one girl." 

One voice heard off-camera tells the speaker "this isn't funny" and that it is "childish."

"That's like, rape," the unseen male said. "They raped her."

"What if that was your daughter?" another off-camera male asked.

"But it isn't," said the teen making the jokes. "If that was my daughter I wouldn't care. I'd just let her be dead."

Steubenville Police Chief Bill McCafferty said the police department is aware of the video.

"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," he said in a statement.

Anonymous plans to hold a rally in support of the alleged victim Saturday at the Jefferson County Courthouse, WTRF-TV, Wheeling, W.Va., reported.

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