New media, same problem
Last August, a 16-year-old girl was raped in Steubenville, Ohio, by two Steubenville High School football players after a night of partying.
The night of her rape, other teenagers who witnessed her rape took video footage and Instagramed pictures of her being held by her ankles and wrists while she was unconscious. Nearly five months later, the entire world does not just know her story, but they have witnessed it in real time after the video and photos were leaked and went viral in early January.
Both football players were charged with rape and are now awaiting trial.