Hacker Who Called Attention to Ohio Rape Case Facing Charges

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A man who aligned himself with the hacker group Anonymous has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly conspiring to access an online account to draw attention to a 2012 high school rape case in Ohio.

Deric Lostutter – who went by the online name “KYAnonymous” – was charged in a conspiracy to gain access to the account and making false statements to authorities. He was ordered to appear before a judge Aug. 9.

The indictment says he conspired to access a fan website for Steubenville High School sports teams. Two football players were convicted of a raping a West Virginia girl at a party.

Lostutter did not immediately reply Friday to an email. The indictment Thursday says he faces up to 16 years in prison if convicted.

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