Newsflash CC: Rape Culture is Alive and Well in America
Teen convicted in Steubenville rape back on HS football team
"I wanted to be shocked, but I think we all knew it was bound to happen. . . . Steubenville City Schools hasn’t really done a lot in the past two years to prove to the world that they don’t tolerate rape culture and allowing a Tier II registered sex offender on the team pretty much solidifies the assumption that they are concerned about wins rather than the safety of young girls or the destruction of rape culture in their area."
Numerous adults and educators were charged for their alleged roles in the case, including a volunteer football coach sentenced to 10 days in jail for making false statements and enabling underage drinking. A wrestling coach was sentenced to 20 hours of community service for failing to report the rape. In an unrelated case, Steubenville superintendent Michael McVey, 51, has been charged with felony and misdemeanor counts related to alleged evidence tampering, obstructing justice, and falsification and obstructing official business in relation to an earlier alleged unreported rape.