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Photo: Hannah Rhinaman Facebook
Walter Rhinaman's 20 year old daughter Hannah, has also been indictmed by the Special Steubenville grand jury on charges of (2 counts)Receving stolen property and (one count) theft. All three charges are 5th degree felonies, and the charges are unrelated to her father's indictment.
Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine's office says "the charges are related to incidents that happened within the walls of the Steubenville City Schools, and not related to the Steubenville Rape Case."
"The grand jury had come across the evidence on the charges."
Miss Rhinaman could face up to 3 years in prison. You can read the Indictment Here.
Hannah was a Steubenville School employee who worked 188 hours at $7.70/hr on a purchases contract from August 20 thru September 12, 2012 assisting the Technology Department setting up computer labs, and updating software.
Miss Rhinaman's Facebook account didn't directly address the charges, but 2 posts made within an hour stated:
"I wish the federal government would leave my family alone." and "I love how popular I am now that on the national news....Fuck Off."
Both Walter(Pretrial Hearing) and Hannah Rhinaman (Arraignment) will be appearing before Judge Cosgrove on Friday Morning at 11 AM
The Steubenville Grand Jury has adjourned on another break until an unspecified time.
The Steubenville Grand Jury which went on break earlier this month, won't be resuming anytime soon.
Investigators are waiting for forensic evidence from computers and cell phones being conducted by third parties including Microsoft according to Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine.
The Steubenville Grand Jury has only met 11 times since it's calling on April 15, 2013. The grand jury is hearing (and weighing) evidence against other individuals who may have committed additional crimes during the August 2013 rape of a 16 year old girl, as well as, if school officials and others knew of the rape, but did not report it.
Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond were found delinquent on the rape and are teen registered Tier II sex offenders currently serving their sentences.
There is no word on a set date for the grand jury to reconvene.
Deric Lostutter/Ky Anonymous is at it again. This time telling concerned citizens and anons asking for transparency when it comes to his donations to "Suck a dick."
Lostutter made around $60,000 in donations for a legal fund to fight an indictment which hasn't come in over 4 months.(around $6,000 of that fund was confimed to have been refunded.) The Legal Fund was quickly pulled offline after the refunds and a remaining $53,0000 was left in an account which Lostutter will have to pay taxes according to Wepay tems of service.
Lostutter has raised money to start his own business, and then also raised an unknown amount of money for personal use. It is these funds which have been called into questions not only by donors, but members of anonymous, the media, and concerned citizens believing that Lostutter is simply conning folks out of money at this point.
When repeatedly asked earlier this evening about making his donations transparent, Lostutter attacked the twitter accounts asking for transparency, and said when "he's ordered by law to post his donations, he will until then, Kindly go suck a dick."
Doesn't sound like the man who once claimed to be the champion of a 16 year old rape victim, or someone who believed in changing the world.
Lostutter also claiming no one knew his role in anon before so the haters should shut up. It's a known fact through Ky's own words that he "was just a pr guy for anonymous" the guys who waves at the camera, and is no hacker. (despite most members of anonymous refusing to be on camera) Lostutter has repeated this claim for months now, and even to this journalist in twitter conversations going back the last few months.
Lostutter also requested $800 in donations to move when his girlfriend threw him out, which also begs the question where did all thiose personal fund donations go?
Photo: AP Steubenville Tial Media Pool
Ma'lik Richmond was back in court this morning to learn that he must register as a Teen Tier II sexual offender just like his co-defendant in the rape of a 16 year old girl, Trent Mays. (click the link for related story)
According to the Ohio Bar Association, a Tier 2 offender "includes those who have been convicted of offenses such as gross sexual imposition with a victim under 13 years old, pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor when the offender is four or more years older than the victim. Adult offenders must register every 180 days for 25 years; juvenile offenders must register for 20 years."
After meeting only 3 days this week, and after meeting only 10 times since they were convened back in April, the Steubenville Grand Jury is once again recessed for at least another month with no end in sight. Truly it's as if we're all stuck like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day waiting for this thing to end, and be able to move on with our lives. Be it in media covering whatever charges the GJ may or may not come back with, residents of Steubenville who just want this thing to end, those possibly on the block under the GJ's microscope waiting to either be charged or or vindicated.
One thing is for sure, No one is going anywhere anytime soon. Personally i've never seen anything like this Ohio special grand jury. I've never heard of a proceeding taking so many breaks while more evidence is allegedly collected or for investigators to be asking for more time after so many months.
Really wish there was more information to pass on to you, but it's a secret process, with no information available, nor is anything really happening.
The Grand Jury will resume sometime in September.
However, I'm starting to feel like this case will never end.
Photo: AP Steubenville Media Pool March 2013
Despite promises by Deric Lostutter aka Ky Anonymous, The 14 person Steubenville Grand Jury resumed today and broke for the day without 48 indictments and Mike Dewine announcing his candidacy for governor of Ohio. Lostutter was quite adamant and down right defiant when challenged about his statements in the weeks leading up to today's grand jury session resuming.
The Grand Jury has now been seated 8 times since it's creation on April 15th, 2013, with the jurors being tasked with hearing evidence, and looking into whether additional individuals failed to report the rape of a 16 year old girl one year ago today as well as deciding if other crimes where committed during the initial rape, and rape investigation led by the Steubenville Police Department.
Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond were sentenced back in March for the rape of the young woman.
Ma'lik Richmond will be back in court this Friday to receive his sexual predator classification. Trent Mays has already been deemed a teen tier II predator and has been transferred to another facility to receive treatment and rehabilitation.
The grand jury will meet at least 2 more times this week and then potentially be on break again until September according to local station WTRF, The Associated Press and the Ohio Attorney General's Office.
It's been almost 5 months since Trent Mays and Malik Richmond began serving their sentences for their role in the rape of a 16 year old girl. It has been about 8 months since Ky Anonymous and someone known only at the time as Bat Cat launched #oprollredroll in Steubenville, Ohio by bringing international media attention to this case. The anonymous crusaders dropped bombshell after bombshell of information to the public and media.
The methods used by Deric Lostutter (Ky) and Noah Mchugh(Bat Cat) were unorthodox, at times illegal, and questionable often leaking false information picked up and carried the world over by the media. Lostutter's plan was to weaponize the media supposedly to demand justice for the 16 year old rape victim. Using the formula of often false information, and some truthful facts, Lostutter succeeded in his goals.
But at what cost does waging a moral war for a just cause pay when it's started and fueled by mostly lies, and rumors with very little facts?
I've had the last 5 months to go over all my files and notes from the case as well as archived tweets from Deric, Bat Cat and many others, I have uncovered a pattern of inconsistences, bold faced lies, and contradictions put out by the "White Knight" of anonymous. As well as recent inconsistencies and contradictions made by Lostutter to which when i ask questions on this,my questions are deflected, or I am flat out told I have been bought out by a group the twitterverse calls The Steubenville Truthers (If I was paid off, I certainly would not be homelss living in a cave down by a Pittsburgh River, or be penniless as I struggle to continue to bring you the news.)
Just realized I never posted this here. In this 12 minute video Michael Nodianos can be seen mocking the Steubenville rape victim over and over again. What an Idiot, Here's to wonering if this video left out of the actual rape trials will come into play during the Steubenville Grand Jury.
This video was filmed at the Howarth house. A home where Jane Doe, Trent Mays, Mark Cole, Ma'lik Richmond, and Evan Westlake were thrown out of. The parents were home, but claim no alcohol was present...note in the backround what appears to be pill bottles and a shotgun or rifle laying uner Nodi's chair. The Ohio Attorney General said everything is on the table being presented to the gran jury. That may include underage drinking, and adults supplying alcohol to minors.
Warning video can be triggering
The following is court testimony from the rape trial of Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond which took place at the Jefferson County Juvenile Justice Center in Steubenville, Ohio between March 13th and March 18th 2013. These are transcripts of the trial using my notes that I took while in the Media room observing and reporting on the trial. I am only transcribing relevant testimony, and will spare you the long drawn out boring testimony of experts, and in my opinion insignificant witness who were called. I did not transcribe the entire trial, as I did step outside several times to do live updates, but being that the actual court transcript costs $6,500.....this is probably the closest thing the public will get to a court transcript of sorts. I apologize for not doing this sooner, but I had no time to do so until right now.
Cell Phones anaylyzed and what was retrieved by BCI agent Joanne Gibb (Computer expert and computer crimes lab)
20,280 text messages 348 mms, 20,000 pics, 23 videos and 13, 176 chats seized and analyzed
Took the vid of Jane Doe being fingered. (deleted from phone and never recovered)
82 text messages, 10 mms 3,978 pictures 50 calls, 9 videos 1,958 contacts in phone
Trent Mays I phone 4
61,613 text messages 9,580 MMS, 2, 715 pictures, 110 videos, 302 calls, 412 contacts in phone, 3 chats
shared photos of naked Jane Doe...was not discussed who received the pics
Unknown unencrypted Iphone 4s
2,047 text messages, 8mms 46, 945 pictures 444 videos, 4,811 contacts, 549 chats
Michael Nodianos Iphone 4
4,185 text message 65 mms, 48,199 pictures, 33 videos, 326 contacts, 4,460 chats
Nodi phone retrieved by Captain Joe Walker of Steubenville, Pd. Got it from Nodi's Mom
Anthony Craig Iphone 4
Photo: Instagram account of Cody Saltsman
As the Steubenville grand jury listens to evidence and weighs whether more crimes were convicted during the rape and investigation into the rape of Jane Doe, I'm releasing more text messages from the case. One of the crimes this GJ is looking into is if others knew about the rape, but failed to report it.
Transcribed from my courtroom notes during the rape trial of Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond in Steubenville, Ohio Between March 13th and March 17th. These are more text messages out of the 3,000 text messages read in court. These text messages(and one email) between multiple parties were exchanged in the 72 hours after the sexual assault of Jane Doe.
Jane Doe to Trent May: Ok, tell me what the fuck happened, I need to know the truth. Who stole my phone?
Mays: No clue on ur phone, Nothing, You gave a handjob.
Jane Doe: OK, not all that happened, tell me. I won't tell.
Jane Doe Email to Trent Mays:
What the fuck! you let that happen!serioously, you have no fucking respect! People are telling me so much shit
Jane Doe to Mays: Why wouldn't you try and help me?
Shawn Mcgee to Trent Mays: You shouldn't a did it it she was that hammere...LOL
Mays: Only a handjob
SM: I saw picks....don't lie
TM: Naked so she was like dead
SM: If she happens to tell someone it could get back to her parents
Mays: She knows what happeed
10 people showed up to hear Deric Lostutter/ Aka KY Anonymous speak outside of the Ohio Attorney General's Office. It was very apparent that no one from #oprollredroll or those involved in Steubenville were in attendance. In fact, unless any of the 10 supporters who showed were anons and just were unmasked for the day, it's fair to say that no members of anonymous were present to support Ky as he spoke to his supporters and wanted to demand his charges be dropped. KY has not been charged with a crime in the 2 months since the FBI raid on his home, but his attorney's are confident "He will be charged any day now."
Ky still facing heavy public scrutiny over raising over $53,500 for his legal defense for when charges are filed against him. Ky wearing a white Knightsec tshirt available from his website, and wearing an guy fawkes mask on top of his head accompanied supporters inside the building to deliver a 200,000 signature petition to drop the possible pending charges against the 26 year old rapper. Over the weekend another anon, @anonforecast claimed to have been raided by the FBI in connection with #oprollredroll In which this anon who had nothing to do with Steubenville was questioned about certain screen names from twitter and had his phone seized.
Ky Read a prepared statement from his phone, and the petition to the AG's office was delivered. The rally lasted around 38 minutes which is a drastic switch from the #occupysteubenville rallies which would last 3-4 hours.
Further internet controversy occured over the weekend when Ky Anonymous compared himself to recently deceased journalist Michael Hastings.
Photo: AP Media Pool Steubenville Trial March 2013
Today Ma'lik Richmond and Trent Mays were supposed to find out what classification of sexual predator they would have to register as before being moved to a rehab facility as part of their sentences for the August 2012 rape of a 16 year old girl.
Richmond's hearing was given a continuance with no explanation from Judge Thomas Lipps or comment from his attorney Walter Madison. The sexual predator classification is necessary in order for both teens to be transferred to a juvenile sex offender rehabilitation facility.
Both Mays and Richmond have been said to be behaving themselves and responding to treatment thus far while incarcerated.
Mays is looking forward to a transfer according to his attorney: "Our client looks forward to the opportunity to attend the Paint Creek program, follow all the facility rules, and display to the Court and the community that he has been rehabilitated fully in hopes of returning to his family," Columbus attorney Brian Duncan said in a statement.
It's been a busy week for a 26 year old rapper from Kentucky who recently unmasked himself as KY Anonymous, the man who spear headed #ophuntermoore, #opwestboro and then #oprollredroll in Steubenville, Ohio. Deric Lostutter/KY weaponized the media to bring international attention to the rape of a 16 year old victim.
The town of Steubenville would never be the same after Ky and Justbatcat aka Noah Mchugh began by taking over rollredroll.com on December 23, 2012 by defacing the Steubenville booster website with a message from anonymous, and releasing site owner Jim Parks' emails. The rest as they say is history. It's been 6 months since the operation was launched and has cooled down with the convictions of Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond back in March. A Steubenville Grand Jury between multiple breaks is currently investigating if more crimes were committed during the night in question where Jane Doe was raped, and if 16 other individuals should be charged for refusing to cooperate with investigators.
Deric also may find himself in front of this Grand Jury, as Feds raided his Kentucky home back in April searching for evidence as it pertained to the Parks Website Hack. Ky anonymous had briefly resurfaced online using the hacked twitter account of Popadopalous in April, to tweet shortly before the raid on his home. Since April 16th, the account that used to belong to Pops (used by KY) went silent.
Photo: Media Pool March 2013
Trent Mays and Ma'lik richmond will find out their sexual predator tier rating in a hearing scheduled for June 14, 2013 when they see judg Thomas Lipps again. Lipps found the boys delinquent in the rape of a 16 year old Weirton girl in August. The boys were sentenced after a 5 day trial in March.
The tier system consists of 3 levels of sexual predator classifications. Tier I (a minor classification) requires the offender to report in every 10 years, Tier II has the offender reporting their address every 6 months for 20 years, and the most severe rating, Tier III must report their locations to the local sherrif in any county they live and work in for life. Mays and Richmond are said to be responding nicely to their "rehabilitation" so far with no major incidents reported at the Cuyahoga Boys School institution.
Jude Lipps initially ordered the boys serve their sentences at Paint Creek Light House Youth Center, a privatley run facility for the Ohio DYS, and has "an excellent rehabilitation program for sexual offenders." Paint Creek also has no bars, fences or cells, and is a minumum security facility.
Paint Creek must also evaluate both teens before determinging their acceptance into the facility.
A Steubenville grand jury will reconvene on June 17th to determine if any more crimes were broken, and if any other individuals need to be charged in connection with the August Jane Doe rape investigation.
We'll keep you posted on everything as it develops.
This isn't my usual reporting, but an OP-ED piece
When Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine announced a grand jury would be convened to explore possible other crimes that may have been committed during the Jane Doe rape case investigation, and that they would be investigating other individuals who may have committed those crimes, no one believed it would take this long.
Photo: AP Media Pool March 2013
The Steubenville Grand Jury finally began meeting on Tuesday at the Jefferson County 911 Call Center to begin investigating whether other individuals broke additional laws going back to August in the rape of 16 year old Jane Doe by Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond.
Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine has promised to bring closure to this case and to attempt to answer all the unanswered questions lingering from this case. Search Warrants were executed on school facilities last week in which documents, and computer hard drives were seized.
The most frustrating thing about this grand jury process for media and the public is that the proceedings are held in secret, are now expected to last weeks not the initial 10 days we were told, and a press conference will be held immediately following the grand jury's recoomendations to either file additional charges or that no new action be taken.
We'll keep you updated as best we can here at Mobile Broadcast News.
UPDATE: the Grand Jury has broke until May 23rd so that Ohio BCI can analyze more evidence and interview more witnesses.
Search warrants executed at Steubenville high school in connection with grand jury investigation and Jane Doe rape case
With 5 days before a grand jury hears evidence against 16 individuals for failing to cooperate in the Jane Doe rape case investigation (among other possible charges). Search Warrants were executed at the Steubenville Board of Education Offices, The Steubenville High School, Vestige limited in Medina County and other locations in connection with Ohio Attorney general Mike Dewine's ongoing investigation in the Jane Doe Rape Case.
Coach Reno was at the Harding Stadium House when Ohio BCI Agents arrived to also serv search warrants. Steubenville police were also on scene.
What Ohio BCI agents and Steubenville Police officers were searching for remain a mystery as the scope of the warrants remain sealed by a court order.
Sources on the ground in Steubenville tell me that more warrants and locations may be searched within the next few days.
The Grand jury begins hearing evidence on April 30th, and the process should last 10 days.
Calls for comments to the Ohio Attorney Generals Office, and Steubenville high School have not been returned.
9 jurors and 5 alternates were selected for the Steubenville grand jury set to investigate further charges against others in the Steubenville case. The jury was whittled down from 150 jefferson county residents that reported to the courthouse yesterday morning. The grand jury will be tasked with deciding if other crimes were commited by 16 indivduals.
Twitter was abuzz earlier today with confused Jane Doe supporters, members of anon, and media over Attorney General Mike Dewine's announcement today that The Steubenville grand jury will be selected on April 15th, and will then be delayed for 2 weeks as the AG's office continues going over evidence to eventually present to the grand jury.
"We have to do this right," DeWine told media earlier today. "We are still evaluating and going through some evidence and we do not want to start this process until we have done that."
Anonymous still plans to hold a rally on the Jefferson County Courthouse steps at 11 Am on Monday, but several protesters who are traveling from out of town planning to stay for the week are very disappointed and angry over the delay. "when will Jane Doe finally get justice." one activist wrote online.
There is no Ohio statute that states a grand jury process must be a speedy one. Dewine also noted in previous briefings to media that this grand jury will not meet on a daily basis once things get rolling, and will most likely alternate days.
Other frustrated journalists mused amongst each other over coffee that they had spent their budgets planning to stay in the Ohio Valley area for a week assuming the process would wrap within 7 days or that their respective outlets won't be sending them to Steubenville to just stand around everyday waiting for the final press conference when the grand jury has finished their investigation.
Sources have confirmed that the Steubenville Grand Jury will be selected and start hearing tesimony from witnesses and weighing evidence on or around April 15th. However, The Grand Jury will not meet on a daily basis and instead will either alternate days or weeks for theprocess to run it's course. The trial of Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond lasted for 5 days.
Ohio Attorney Mike Dewine has assured the media and public that he will hold a press conference to announce the results of the grand jury process.
Local NBC affiliate and WTOV9 reporter Eric Minor told me on twitter last night that "this will not be your typical grand jury, but an investigative grand jury. "16 witnesses perhaps more will be called before the grand jury."
The attorney general's office is seeking indictments on 16 adults and teens for refusing to cooperate with the initial Steubenville Rape Investigation.
With the grand jury not meeting on a daily basis, iot's best that media, the public, as well as Anonymous (who will be standing outside the courthouse for the entire process) Prepare for a long haul and a lengthy hurry up and wait game.