Hacker Who Exposed Steubenville Rapists Raided By FBI, Faces Ten-Year Prison Sentence

hackerPrison sentence for rape: a year or two. Prison sentence for hacking a high school football team’s website in order to expose said rapists: potentially a decade, Mother Jones reports:

In April, the FBI quietly raided the home of the hacker known as KYAnonymous (whose real name is Deric Lostutter) in connection with his role in the Steubenville rape case. Today he spoke out for the first time about the raid and his motivations for pursuing the Steubenville rapists.

Lostutter may deserve more credit than anyone for turning Steubenville into a national outrage. After a 16-year-old girl was raped by two members of the Steubenville High football team last year, he obtained and published tweets and Instagram photos in which other team members had joked about the incident and belittled the victim.

Lostutter says he played no role in the hacking the Steubenville team’s fan page; he points out that another hacker, Batcat, has publicly taken the credit. Still, Lostutter knew from a tipster that the FBI was watching him, he says, and stopped tweeting a few months ago.

The FBI knocked on his door just two days after he finally went back online: “As I open the door, approximately 12 FBI SWAT team agents jumped out of the truck, screaming for me to ‘Get the fuck down!’ with M-16 assault rifles and full riot gear, armed, safety off, pointed directly at my head. I was handcuffed and detained outside while they cleared my house.”

According to the FBI’s search warrant, agents were seeking evidence related to the hacking of RollRedRoll.com. Lostutter believes that the FBI investigation was motivated by local officials in Steubenville. “They want to make an example of me, saying, ‘You don’t fucking come after us. Don’t question us.”

If convicted of hacking-related crimes, Lostutter could face up to 10 years behind bars—far more than the one- and two-year sentences doled out to the Steubenville rapists. Defending himself could end up costing a fortune—he’s soliciting donations here. Still, “I’d do it again,” he says.

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  • echar

    What is this, the authorities saying “stop making us look bad”?

  • http://www.jv21.com/ John V. Keogh

    Will there be an inquiry into the FBI’s behaviour?

  • Anarchy Pony

    Mother fucking fascists.

  • Juan

    “Justice” in this country is a FUCKING SICK JOKE. When guys like this are subject to stupid amounts of jail time, while the actual rapists do less time is truly a travesty. Not to mention the real criminals in government, finance and the military who can commit whatever attrocities they like with impunity. When the law does not apply equally to all, there is no “rule of law.”

    • BuzzCoastin

      It’s always important to remember that we live in the freest country on Earth. Sure, we have some problems, but when it comes to freedom and civil rights, there is no country on Earth that’s better.

      Fortunately, we have the vote with which to remedy this situation. That’s the great thing about democracy, we can change things with a vote.

      (How’s that Uncle Homeland? Sound PC enough? Let me know if I need to reword it. Thanks, your obedient servant, Buzz)

      • sonicbphuct

        i got to fortunately and thought – this is weird… either something happened or it’s disinfo of the data point variety.+1 but i spuspect the only safe place to hide is in spam.

        • BuzzCoastin

          My sister’s ex-brother-in-law’s cousin she was fired from her job but still makes $10 billion a day working on the Internets and you can too.

          Check out WTFisFreedom.clam

    • Charlie Primero

      Yep. No rule of law.

  • Simon Valentine

    say, isn’t it about time supposed judges or lawyers took some time out of their daily routine often called a job to be jobless, homeless, resume-hawked, and with less than 10k savings?

    Racketeering, undue influence, … why stop short of saying that there are people who don’t have lawlomatic immunity?

    Beal’s conjecture such that A B and C all have crime in common.

    this is something i’ll see you in hell now watch me just lol

  • BuzzCoastin

    ya know, before there was knowledge of the NSA SuperVac
    I assumed that Uncle Homey was trolling deeper seas
    but now I see he’s looking at every scrap
    and today I saw that two different EU visitors
    were denied access to the US
    because of Facebook snooping
    I now assume they’re vacuuming here too
    CYA

    http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2F

    http://www.derwesten.de%2Fwirtschaft%2Fdigital%2Fus-beamte-schickten-deutsche-nach-facebook-mails-zurueck-id8041896.html
    http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/artikkel.php?artid=10104089

  • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

    Respect to the Truth Seeker and Speaker! I’m gonna donate $11.11$ and pray it multiplies to keep the police state hypocrisy out of Lotsutter’s way. Thank you for posting this. Anybody want to match my donation, activists unite and shit ;)

  • DeepCough

    No good deed goes unpunished.

  • Tuna Ghost

    jesus god the evils of this world

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