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Tape Shows Football Players in Steubenville, Ohio, Ridiculing Alleged Rape Victim, WUSA 9 News, January 10, 2013
Jeffrey Dion helps victims. It's his reason for being. He's the Deputy Executive Director of The National Center for Victims of Crime located in D.C.
He says so much of this case disgusts him, He said, "Here we have people not only looking away, but videotaping it and taking pictures and sharing it through social media. We as a country have to understand that consent means yes, I want this, and anything short of that means that this type of contact is non-consensual and that's rape."
The case comes to trial in February. Lawyers for the two players say they didn't rape the victim. Dion says it bears resemblance to another famous sex abuse case, the Penn State sex abuse scandal."People saw a sexual assault taking place and did not act and did not intervene, and I think the general response from the public at large was that they were outraged, that people cannot stand by and watch someone being assaulted."