Columbus Police Investigate Gang Rape

There is not much information available to the public other than a 15-year old girl was abducted after missing her bus as she walked along McGuffey Road in Columbus. Her grandparents who have asked to remain anonymous said she missed her school bus and decided to walk back to her Northeast Columbus home when the suspects pulled her into the car.  They duct taped her and drove her to another location where she heard several voices other than the two that she heard during the abduction and in the car. Columbus Police Detectives have little to go on in terms of suspect information but believe a 2-door black car was used in the abduction.  (Source)  There is no information regarding the description of the occupants of the car. Investigators ask anyone with information on this abduction to call the Columbus … Continue reading →

#Steubenville: Lesson Learned? Richmond Thinks THOT

  According to WTRF, convicted rapist  and All Eastern District D4 Defensive Player of the Year – #Steubenville Senior Ma’lik Richmond  is scheduled to be in court Friday, Nov. 14, where a judge could lower his sex offender registration status.  Currently, Ma’lik is a  Tier II sex offender, which requires him to register with state officials every 180 days for the next 20 years. The city of Steubenville has done everything in its power to make sure that not only did Ma’lik return to the field after he was released from his one year stint in juvenile detention, but that he was and continues to be glorified for his ability to catch a ball – and not be reminded that he RAPED someone.  Life has gone on just fine for Ma’lik.  The only people who continue to want him to show … Continue reading →

Steubenville: Time to Take Out the Trash

I was able to find a copy of the Bill of Particulars online – thanks to @4rcH_4ng3I_ who posted the copy on Twitter.  I know I sound like a broken record when I say that this case continues to get stranger and stranger with each court hearing, but it’s true.  This case is like a rotten onion.  The more you peel back layers the more funk that lies underneath.  This past court hearing didn’t disappoint in the deliverance of the “funk”.  Superintendent McVey’s attorney had asked that the State provide a Bill of Particulars regarding allegations against their client.  I have included the 4 pages that were posted, and transcribed from page 4 which reads as follows: Count 5 Nature of Offense:  Obstructing Official Business, specifically the defendant violated Section 2921.31(A)M-2, Ohio Revised Code. Conduct of Defendant, Date and Time:  Michael McVey, … Continue reading →

Less Than Honorable Behavior

There has been a lot of activity coming out of Steubenville lately from  illegal gambling raids to the Bill of Particulars being released in the State’s case against school administrators regarding the alleged cover up to protect Steubenville high school athletes accused of rape.  Last week the Bill of Particulars was filed with the court which accuses Mike McVey, Superintendent of Steubenville City Schools of  wiping computer hard drives, erasing emails and lying to investigators about his knowledge of the allegations against the boys. There have also been allegations of witness  intimidation or harassment raised by both the prosecution and the defense in McVey’s case. McVey has pleaded not guilty to felony counts of tampering with evidence and obstructing justice, and misdemeanor counts of falsification and obstructing official business. Early on McVey claims that he and the principal deferred investigation or … Continue reading →

Burch Middle School: Mandatory Reporting Failure

After all of the publicity surrounding the Steubenville case, it is hard to comprehend that ANYONE in their right mind would attempt to protect their own when it comes to sexual abuse allegations within a school system.  That is exactly what is happening in Delbarton, WV by school administration at Burch Middle School. On Thursday West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey filed an injunction against several employees at Burch Middle School and the Mingo County Board of Education seeking injunctive relief based on allegations of sexual abuse by two juvenile boys who are alleged to be related to school administrators, as well as  civil rights violations against the victims.  The complaint seeks to prevent the school administration and teachers from preventing or interfering with the criminal investigation and Human Rights Commission investigation into the sexual assault allegations. On Friday a … Continue reading →

Solidarity for Jane Doe

#OccupySteubenville had another great rally today.  There were many times that I teared up listening to some of the various speakers.   I applaud everyone who stood out in the cold to take part and show their support for ALL Jane Does.  I noted that the topic that kept being repeated over and over today is this is not just a Steubenville problem.  I do not believe that the world is hating on everyone in the city of Steubenville specifically.  People are asking questions – not just about Steubenville, but perhaps about their own towns.  Something magical has happened as a result of this case – rape culture is being acknowledged around the world as a real problem and people are addressing that problem.  That is a good thing.  Knowledge is power and education is key. Repeatedly the speakers implored people … Continue reading →

Did They Pinkie Swear?

The Steubenville rape case has been rife with controversy since August.   When the rumor of deals struck by the prosecution surfaced, they were quickly dismissed by the Attorney General’s office.   “We’ve made no deals with anyone,” was the response to the question of deals; however today Attorney General Mike Dewine fessed up that indeed the three individuals were given immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony.  In all three letters the state committed to not prosecute.  Perhaps my decoder ring is different than everyone else’s, or I simply do not understand the English language, but that sounds like a “deal” to me.   How is NOT filing charges not a deal? The special prosecutors  agreed to accept testimony against the two defendants in lieu of  no charges being filed against the three who testified.  Color me perplexed, but … Continue reading →

Hello Cleveland!!

The blog was down for the better part of the day due to some server issues, but hopefully those have been resolved.  Nope, I didn’t shut down.  I’m here for the duration.  I write about a lot of cases, and my focus has always been for the victims.  I don’t always have heartwarming things to say about criminals or others who behave like savages, and I believe that if it looks like a turd, and smells like a turd…chances are it’s a turd.  My language can sometimes be colorful, and I will not apologize for that because that is just who I am.  I have been known to refer to individuals who behave like they are from another planet as booger eaters.  I have a right to an opinion, and I opine that the world is full of some very … Continue reading →