a friend writes:
Apparently, the young woman who was raped in Steubenville is essentially trapped in her house because of the extreme number of death threats and attacks she is receiving. The threats are so serious that the police have posted two officers posted at her family’s house. I can only imagine that these threats will grow as the defense attorney’s build a case based on destroying her reputation.
Large number of rape survivors already suffer from PTSD and depression. I can only imagine the trauma this poor young woman is suffering. She and her family need to know that there are people around the country who support her. In NYC, we are having a meeting on the fight against sexual violence and we’ll circulate postcards where people can write their own messages of support and send them together to the attorney. Imagine if people all across the country did this and she received more than 1,000 messages of support. Let’s make it happen. My best educated guess for where to send messages is to the OH Attorney general who is prosecuting the case:
General Mike DeWine
30 E. Broad St., 14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215