not necessarily - however pictures and video don’t lie.
I also think there were kids and residents of Steubenville that were supplying Anonymous with info.
Whether they show up at the trial or not will be interesting.
I also think what is missing on this thread is the fact that the girl didn’t just wake up and claim she was raped.
She has no memory of the evening.
After leaving her unconscious in one person’s yard - urinating on her - and continuing to party at one location (which is when that video was made)
They loaded her up again (for the 2nd or 3rd time) and dumped her in her parents yard.
Her parents found her and brought her in.
In a short time they received phone calls about pictures on cell phones, and internet. Kids had been tweeting during the night too.
That’s when her parents took her to the hospital.
Anonymous recovered some of that internet activity.
Not to mention that the possible instigator, her former boyfriend and son of the local prosecutor(?)called the girl’s father to gloat about what happened to her.
You are willing to send boys to prison based on hearsay evidence just because its video taped?
Clearly they were mocking her without mercy, but apart from your desire to destroy them and protect her, I see no reason to take their hyperbole about raping her any more seriously than their hyperbole about her being "dead" when she manifestly was not.
To my knowledge, we have no first hand evidence of what transpired "in coitous," and apart from such evidence I don't see how a charge of rape can be sustained.
If what u describe is accurate then the prosecution likely has some sort of case
As i said i did not even know about this till now
I do not think gang bangs even if intoxicated are by default rapes nor do i agree with all underage constructs today....some of which are quite new and rather absurd like charging an. 18 year old boy with 17 year old girl
But what you are describing does sound criminal just casually absorbing that synopsis