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Friday, June 7, 2013

Anonymous affiliate facing 10 plus for Steubenville exposure...SMH

A 26-year-old Kentucky man has revealed that his home was the subject of an aggressive raid by a group of FBI agents last month in connection with an Anonymous hack that helped publicize key social media events in the Steubenville rape case.

Deric Lostutter, also known by his screen name KYAnonymous, told The Huffington Post over the phone that on April 15, FBI agents raided the Winchester, Ky., house he shares with his girlfriend and brother and that he was told he could face jail time if he let the story get out.
Lostutter, a self-employed IT security consultant and self-described Anonymous member, said on his blog that he'd just returned from a turkey hunt when he noticed what appeared to be a FedEx truck in his driveway.


Deric Lostutter, the 26-year-old Anonymous member also known as KYAnonymous, who was responsible for publicizing a trove of social media materials that shed light on the Steubenville rape case, said his house was raided by the FBI in April. Although the FBI told him to keep quiet about the raid, Lostutter told HuffPost he's going "all out" and has "lawyered up." (photo credit: Deric Lostutter)

A 26-year-old Kentucky man has revealed that his home was the subject of an aggressive raid by a group of FBI agents last month in connection with an Anonymous hack that helped publicize key social media events in the Steubenville rape case.

Deric Lostutter, also known by his screen name KYAnonymous, told The Huffington Post over the phone that on April 15, FBI agents raided the Winchester, Ky., house he shares with his girlfriend and brother and that he was told he could face jail time if he let the story get out.
Lostutter, a self-employed IT security consultant and self-described Anonymous member, said on his blog that he'd just returned from a turkey hunt when he noticed what appeared to be a FedEx truck in his driveway.

"As I open the door to great [sic] the driver approximately 12 F.B.I. Swat Team agents jumped out of the truck screaming for me to 'Get The F**k Down' with m-16 assault rifles and full riot gear armed safety off, pointed directly at my head," Lostutter wrote.

"They seized my laptop, my girlfriend's laptop, flash drives, music CDs, an external hard-drive, two cell phones and my brother's xbox 360 for some reason," Lostutter told HuffPost.




The soft-spoken 26-year-old, who's also known by his hip-hop moniker, Shadowrapz, says he was a key figure in hacktivist collective Anonymous' efforts to publicize what happened the night an intoxicated 16-year-old Ohio girl was raped by two high school football players.
Lostutter says he was the one who published a trove of incriminating social media photographs, videos and messages that had been posted by Steubenville football players and that documented and ridiculed the victim.

"The tweets, screenshots, Instagrams. ... Pretty much everything you've seen in the media, that came through me," Lostutter said.
Lostutter also told HuffPost that the cache of social media posts was sent to him by Michelle McKee, who had received them from Alexandria Goddard, an activist and blogger, who had originally tracked down the posts, which at the time were publicly available and weren't obtained by hacking.
In March, two Steubenville high school football players, Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, were found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in August 2012; both youths were sentenced to serve time in a state juvenile detention center. Mays, 17, was also found guilty of distributing a nude photograph of a minor.

Judging from the FBI search warrant, which Lostutter has also published on his blog, the FBI was interested in seizing any evidence relating to the hack of the fan page for Steubenville High School's "Big Red" football team, RollRedRoll.com, and the site administrator's email, both of which were hacked in December of last year.



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