Online taunts spur aid efforts in Connecticut rape case

Monday March 25, 2013

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) -- The hacking group Anonymous is trying to raise money to help the Susan B. Anthony Project following sexual assault charges at a Connecticut school.

The Register Citizen reports ( ) that a Twitter posting asks Anonymous members to help raise money for Susan B. Anthony Project by tweeting messages of support for the organization, providing a link to its online donation page and asking followers to donate money.

Two Torrington High School football players have been charged in sexual assault cases that, like a recent high-profile Ohio rape case, led to online taunts directed at an accuser.

Dozens of athletes and Torrington High School students, male and female, have taunted the 13-year-old victim, calling her a "whore," criticizing her for "snitching" and "ruining the lives" of the 18-year-old football players, and bullying students who defend her.

A member of Anonymous posted an online message on Saturday saying that Anonymous was drawn to the Connecticut case because of the online bullying.

The Tweet says Susan B. Anthony Project promotes safety, healing and growth for survivors of abuse.


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