The guy who helped bring to light the dirty details of the Steubenville rape case isn’t being treated like a hero. In fact, the FBI thinks he is a criminal.
So now the Anonymous member, who isn’t so anonymous now, is coming forward to tell his story.
Deric Lostutter, 26, said that a group of FBI agents aggresively raided his home in April.
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.
It all started when he came home and noticed that a FedEx truck was randomly parked outside of his house.
“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.
Why? Loustutter admitted that he was the guy that released most of the incriminating information about the rapists.
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.
And now, the FBI is saying that he may have committed federal crimes such as “computer crimes” and “aggravated identity theft,” as well as “identity theft, attempt and conspiracy.”
If convicted, he could spend 10 years behind bars.
While the rapists, Ma’lik Richmond and Trenton Mays, only have to do one year.