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Hacker sentenced to 2 years in federal prison for charges tied to Steubenville rape case
A Kentucky man who hacked into a fan website for Steubenville High School sports and threatened to reveal personal information of students has been sentenced.
Deric Lostutter will spend 2 years in prison.
A press release from the U.S. attorney's office said, in part, Lostutter admitted that in December 2012, he hacked into a fan's website created for Big Red sports teams to bring attention to a rape for which two
Steubenville High school Student athletes had been arrested in August 2012.
Lostutter filmed a video wearing a mask and wrote a manifesto, which were both posted on the website to harass and intimidate people.
The 29-year-old previously admitted to conspiring to illegally access a computer and lying to a federal agent.
"I am grateful to the United States Attorney's Office in Lexington, Kentucky for prosecuting this case and to Judge Danny Reeves for sentencing Mr. Lostutter to the maximum sentence,” Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin said. “His criminal actions did nothing but terrorize the citizens of Steubenville and make the prosecution of the sexual assault case more difficult.”