Steubenville’s Been Pepper’ed

While I was cruising Twitter earlier I came upon the latest in the Ohio race for Attorney General and there was some discussion about how accurate the statement is that three “watched” the rape for hours and laughed.  So I dug up news reports of their testimony.  I guess you can decide for yourself how accurate the claim is: Immunity Recipient #1 Anthony Craig, 18, said he could see the victim getting more drunk throughout the night. “Just the way she handled herself and was walking and talking to people,” Craig said. He said he went to Cole’s house where Cole showed him a video of what happened in Cole’s car. Craig, who admitted to having a relationship with the victim, said he saw the victim naked in Cole’s basement. He said he saw Richmond laying beside her but couldn’t … Continue reading →

Steubenville Facts

The City of Steubenville has opened a webpage steubenvillefacts.org to provide information to the public.  Below is the information released thus far. August 11-12, 2012. The incident that began this case occurred. August 14, 2012. The incident was reported to Steubenville Police. 0140 August 16, 2012. Electronic devices of people who potentially had knowledge of the incident were taken, pursuant to search warrants. August 17, 2012. Steubenville Police request technical and investigative support from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation “BCI” (a state agency supervised by the Ohio Attorney General). At the request of Steubenville Police, BCI expedited the evidence analysis. The analysis involved uncovering and reviewing tens of thousands of emails, texts, and photos from approximately a dozen electronic devices. The vast majority of such data was unrelated to the case.  Investigators and forensic examiners never found … Continue reading →

Steubenville Big Red Rape Accusations: The Other Perpetrators

On August 11, students from Steubenville High School or “Big Red” as it is known locally, attended various end of the summer parties in the Ohio Valley.  That night while in attendance at a party that was allegedly held at a COACH’s home, underage students were drinking to celebrate the end of the summer.  For many in attendance, it was the end of their high school journey and they were moving on to attend various colleges.  I do not have all the facts, and have read many accounts of what transpired, but the end result was a young girl was brutally raped and attacked by members of the Steubenville High football team and it was videotaped and posted on the internet.  I am not solely pointing the finger at the football team because there were boys who took part in … Continue reading →

Big Red Players Accused of Rape & Kidnapping

For anyone who has lived in the Ohio Valley area, they know that high school football is a very important part of the culture of that area.  High school football Friday nights are a source of entertainment for young and old.  The local television stations even curtail regular programming to run the games live.  To an outsider, it seems a bit over the top.  I mean, it’s HIGH SCHOOL football for crying out loud.  Not the NFL or college, but high school.  Big Red football stadium looks like it could be a college stadium complete with press box and big lights.  Football IS the Ohio Valley and the student players are treated like  sports royalty. Two 16-year old football players from the Steubenville Big Red football program were charged with rape and kidnapping charges this morning in Jefferson County, Ohio … Continue reading →