Steubenville High School, OHSAA, FBI, School Board: Hold all participants accountable for the August 2012 gang rape
  • Petitioned Michael McVey

This petition was delivered to:

Superintendent, Steubenville City Schools
Michael McVey
Head Football Coach, Steubenville High School
Reno Saccoccia
Commissioner OHSAA
Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D.

Steubenville High School, OHSAA, FBI, School Board: Hold all participants accountable for the August 2012 gang rape

    1. Petition by

      E C

      Steubenville, OH

A timeline of events is the best way to tell *August’s story in a clear and orderly fashion. She is under the age of 18 so she will go by the name (August) to protect her identity. Some of the witnesses are under age as well so their names will be protected…..for now.

August= August rape victim

TM= Assaulter #1 (currently held)

MR= Assaulter #2 (currently held)

Witness #1= current Steubenville High School student (football player)

Witness #2= current Steubenville High School student (wrestler)

Witness #5= current Steubenville High School student (football player

April 2012
Alleged rape occurs (2nd reported rape, still under investigation but happened before August 2012 rape.

August 11th into August 12th, 2012
Party 1- Larger party of 30-50 present with underage drinking occurring
-Steubenville Volunteer Coach arrives home and kicks all partygoers out ending the party.

Party 2- Smaller group of partygoers go to another student’s house

August is sexually assaulted by TM in the car on the way to party #3. This incident was recorded by Witness #1 and shown to Witness #2 when they entered Party #3. Source:

Party 3- Witness #1’s house; party with underage drinking and no parent home at the time. Witness #2 in his sworn testimony took a picture of the victim while she was unresponsive and naked on the floor of Witness #1’s house. MR was lying beside the victim performing a sexual act and TM was smacking his penis on her side

**See Prinnie link (Screenshots to see tweets during this time)
In these screenshots you will be introduced to Michael Nodianos, who seems to be giving a play by play of the assault via his twitter. August’s ex-boyfriend is retweeting most of these disgusting and vile tweets seemingly enjoying it. 
Witness #5 uploads a video titled "Nody Wylin about a dead girl" onto YouTube. It was deleted two days after being uploaded.


Early a.m. August 12th, 2012
Victim's father received a message from August’s ex-boyfriend with a picture of his daughter being carried by TM and MR with the statement "Look at your whore daughter now." See thread "See what Steubenville scumbags thought was so funny for blacked, out version."
Victim's father received the raw version, no blurry or blackouts.


** See tweets for more detail of what occurred during the assault that night.


August 12th, 2012
Victim regains consciousness enough to give passcode to her cellphone. A call is placed to the victim's father to come and get his daughter.
Victim is picked up by her father and taken to the hospital.

August 13, 2012
TM sends a naked picture of victim from the following night to Witness #2

TM also takes to twitter to tweet " I'm so mad like I'm gonna get in so much so for doing a favor forreal."
(Favor for August’s ex-boyfriend to destroy his ex since "Noone breaks up with *August’s ex boyfriend?)

August 14th, 2012
Victim’s family files report of rape to Steubenville Police Department

Sometime between August 20-22??, 2012
Cellphones seized to be analyzed for evidence including 15 phones and 2 IPads


-BCI analyst testified on October 12, 2012 that any deleted data from the Iphones, Ipads could not be recovered due to encryption codes being too difficult once they are deleted.

August 22, 2012
Two students (MR and TM) arrested

August 24, 2012
Criminal charges were officially filed against TM, 16, of Bloomingdale charging him with one count of rape, one count of kidnapping and one count of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.
Also formally charged Friday was MR, 16, of Steubenville who faces one count of rape and one count of kidnapping.

August 27, 2012
Judge Sam Kerr recuses himself from the case


Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin recuses herself from the case due to knowing some of the those involved on a “Personal Level”. Mrs. Hanlin investigated this case for the first two weeks before handing it over to special prosecutors or other prosecuting attorney’s within her department.


Marianne Hemmeter and Jennifer Brumby from the Attorney General’s Office Crimes Against Children Unit are appointed to the case.

August 30, 2012
Judge Thomas Raymond Lipps appointed to the case.

September 3-4, 2012
2nd rape reported (happened in April)

September 14, 2012
Probable cause hearing continued so Special Prosecutor’s from the Attorney General’s office can get more information

First week of October 2012
August’s ex-boyfriend parents and MR’s parents were seen at lunch together at a Chinese Restaurant on University Blvd. in Steubenville.

October 12, 2012
Probable cause hearing turns into closure hearing to allow/exclude media into further proceedings

Judge grants the media access to all future proceedings

Probable cause hearing proceeds with: Joann Gibb, a computer forensic specialist for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Witness #1 (Student/FB player SHS) , Witness #2 (Student/Wrestler SHS) , Steubenville police detective J.P. Riegaud and Witness #5 (Student/FB player SHS) testify under oath.

October 15, 2012

Witness #1, Witness #2 and Witness #5 suspended from all extra curricular activities at Steubenville High School indefinitely.

Case continued until November 1, 2012


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Birth to a petition 10.26.12

      E C
      by E C
      Petition Organizer

      Justice to August and her family. Petition for them.


    Reasons for signing

    • Amanda Bazan MARTINS FERRY, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      Rape is rape, and any person who stands by and watches or makes jokes about it, they deserve to be held accountable.

    • brian burris TORONTO, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      justice for this young girl and years of coverups at steubenville high school.

    • Tracey Anderson TORONTO, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      No girl/woman should be treated like this and then made to fell like it's her fault and called names. She was the victim.

    • Rita Perrone DANA POINT, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is important to me because we need to protect our daughters from these guys who perform random acts of sexual violence on them and think they can get away with it. A message needs to be sent that this type of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

    • Tammy Mercer WELLSBURG, WV
      • almost 2 years ago

      I think they should be held accountable for the crime they did...


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