PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Imagine a young girl going through the horrific crime of rape, and then imagine that because she came forward and reported it, she is now receiving death threats for it. This is the sad reality for the 16-year-old rape victim where two Steubenville High School football players were identified as her assailants, and now people in the community are mad at her for exposing what these popular players did.
“She is the pariah of the town, and it should be the other way around,” says Allison Hall, Executive Director of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. “It’s really sad.”
PAAR is a local rape prevention group, helping victims find assistance and counseling with dealing with rape. KDKA-AM’s Larry Richert talks to Hall about what is happening in Steubenville. She says that what is happening there is not uncommon.
Listen to the interview here: