After spreading false rumors about Steubenville, Ohio the hackist group Anonymous has once again jumped in the middle of a rape allegation, this time one that happened in Weiron, West Virginia, the neighboring city to Steubenville that is the home of the alleged victim in the Steubenville case.
The details of the charges are horrible. The Weirton Daily Times reports:
WEIRTON – A 19-year-old Weirton man charged with sexually abusing a 2-year-old girl has been released from the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville after posting bond.
Tyler Graham, 309 Elizabeth Drive, was charged by Weirton police Tuesday with raping the toddler.
Police said the child’s mother had taken her daughter to the pediatrician for help with what she thought was a case of diaper rash. The pediatrician, however, examined the child and referred her to a gynecologist.
The police are dealing with allegation. Suspect Tyler Graham has been arrested and has been placed on bond. The press has reported on it.
So, cue Anonymous, who released a Pastebin with unsourced rumors that attacks the mother and concludes:
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!?!?! This mother is a LIAR!! What makes you think she can care for this child?! Give her the benefit of the doubt? HELL NO!! CPS is a freaking joke!!! I pray to God that both parents fry in jail and that this sweet baby girl gets justice!!!! #occupyweirton Here we come!!
Have they learned nothing?
This is not journalism. It’s not a legal process.
And IT DOESN’T HELP THE CASE.
I have no idea whether the wildly punctuated comments are true or not. Nobody does.
What I know for sure is that unsourced rumors posted by anonymous people shouldn’t be part of the legal or media process.