A federal grand jury has indicted “KYAnonymous” — more than three years after FBI agents raided and searched his home — and charged him under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes an article from Ars Technica:
After The New York Times published an account [late in 2012] of a horrific rape against a teenage girl in Steubenville, Ohio, an online vigilante campaign was started…the campaign targeted local officials who the vigilantes felt weren’t prosecuting the rape investigation seriously because the alleged perpetrators were high school football players… Two teenage boys ended up being charged, and when the case went to trial in March 2013, the two were convicted of rape and sentenced to one to two years in prison.
The indictment says Deric Lostutter “knowingly and intentionally joined and voluntarily participated in a conspiracy” to “harass and intimidate and to gain publicity for their online identities,” according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. “If convicted in the Kentucky case, Lostutter could face a maximum penalty of 16 years in prison (no more than five years on each of three counts, and one year on a fourth)…”
“The federal search warrant of Lostutter’s home listed ‘Guy Fawkes masks’ among the items agents were looking for.”
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