Steubenville’s Jane Doe Is ‘Doing Okay’ And The ‘Rape Crew’ Is Doing Even Better
Mark Cole, who said he observed and shot video of one of the defendants inserting his fingers in Jane Doe in the back of his car but later deleted the video and Anthony Craig and Evan Westlake, who both testified they saw sexual acts being performed on the victim, at this point, these boys face no criminal charges. Boys will be boys, the Steubenville “rape crew” can go on with their happy little lives. Thankfully, Dewine did make this statement:
The postings that have been up on the Internet – the one that’s got so much attention, the man who was I would say obviously drunk who was talking for 10-12 minutes and degrading her. He wasn’t there at the event, but this was recorded in close proximity of time, at least, to when the event occurred, and it’s just obnoxious, and her family has to endure that. I think that’s what been particularly difficult about this case and what’s been unusual about this case.
I would personally use a much stronger word than “obnoxious” but that is just me. When Â asked if there would be charges filed against the owners of the homes where the parties took place, Dewine said there is a “possibility” of charged being filed but that “knowledge is not a crime under Ohio law.”
I’m still wondering who purchased the alcohol for these minors or how it was obtained.
As for the Jane Doe in the case, Dewine had this to say:
I think this is very difficult for the family. … I met with the mom and the dad, as well as the victim. If this was my child, I would just be torn up by it, the prospect of her having to testify. I think it would be very tough. She’s doing OK, this is a tough situation for her to go through. The judge has continued the trial, I fully understand that, I accept it, but the sooner this can get over with, I think the better it’s going to be for the victim.
We will just have to wait and see and hope justice is served. Â If no additional charged are filed against the people who just stood around and watched a girl being assaulted, that just doesn’t feel like justice at all.