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 after 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 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away from the statute running out, I was indicted in the state of Kentucky on 4 felony counts of violating the very outdated Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, facing a maximum of 16 years.
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.
The federal government indicted me despite over 400,000 signatures gathered by Demand Progress and UltraViolet to drop the case against me, I have fallen on desperate times.
The first court date is August 9th, 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: