Greetings citizens of the world,
My name is Deric Lostutter.
You may remember me as the activist that made international headlines standing up for rape victims in 2013. I took to the media to crusade against rape culture, and the world joined me.
In April of 2013 I was raided by the F.B.I. in which my belongings were taken, and my life was turned upside down.
Exposing a rape cover-up to the media resulted in the indictment of 4 school officials, including the Superintendent and the Coach on various charges stemming to tampering with evidence to impeding an investigation.
On that day in April 2013, my life changed forever.
I have tried to make the most of the past 3 years, even moving out of Kentucky, and getting married to the love of my life, Jennifer.
We tried to get pregnant, and finally succeeded in the summer of 2015, only to have our daughter, Jade, stillborn and cremated last January.
Since the extreme coverage of the Ohio case, I have had to become self employed due to my notoriety, and made a living doing what I do best: helping people in need.
I have since formed an investigative company and helped various people;
Including Harvard MBA graduates caught up in custody cases:
I have also helped people with disabled children who were being scammed:
and, I even helped another high profile rape case, the Maryville Missouri Daisy Coleman case:
Three years have passed without a word from the federal government regarding the status of my case, and my life was slowly returning back to normal.
Until, on July 7th 2016, just one year away from the statute running out, I was indicted in the state of Kentucky by the U.S. District Attorney, Kerry B. Harvey, and his assistant attorneys Neeraj Gupta, and Andrew Sparks, on 4 felony counts of violating the very outdated Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, facing a maximum of 16 years (8 times the time the rapists served behind bars) despite the fact that a Department of Defense contractor already admitted sole responsibility for the hack in 2013.
I had just begun to re-establish myself, and, with my wife newly pregnant with our second child together, was looking forward to a sense of normalcy.
Because of this indictment, contracts for investigation work that I have secured have begun to back out on me.
I have a high-risk pregnant wife, and a duty as a father and husband to provide for my family to the best of my ability.
Ohio heard the voices of the people when 200,000 signatures gathered by Demand Progress and UltraViolet to drop the case against me were delivered to the Federal Building in Columbus Ohio in 2013. They never prosecuted me.
The office of Kerry B. Harvey, along with Andrew Sparks and Neeraj Gupta have ignored the voices of hundreds of thousands of citizens, including rape victims everywhere that not only stand with me, but the rape victim that we crusaded for, and obtained justice for.
The draconian outdated law known as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act could ruin my family for the rest of my life, and I may not be able to watch my daughter grow or even be born.
I have fallen on desperate times.
The first court date is September 7th, 2016 in Lexington Kentucky.
The trial could take years according to my attorney, Tor Ekeland.
He has authorized me to set up a donation fund to help offset living expenses during this difficult time.
Travel back and forth between states for meetings with my lawyer, and court, as well as trying to maintain some sort of stable living situation will prove to be most difficult, BUT, with your help, I know we can beat these outrageous charges.
Together we can change the world, and the quality of life for generations to come.
I will always stand with you, and if it is in your heart, please, stand with my family.
Donate to the Deric Lostutter Support Fund
You may donate to my lawyer here, which covers the defense expenses, which are seperate: