Man accused of airing rape of woman online: (5th story down)
Stickam CEO Steven Fruchter issued the following statement about the alleged rape committed by John Hock (pictured) that was broadcast over Stickam.
“All of us at Stickam are deeply concerned about the well being of the young woman who was involved in this incident and our thoughts are with her and her family,” Fruchter said. “Our investigation, while still in progress, indicates that the Stickam site monitor team did in fact ‘ban’ the account of the person arrested, and the live broadcast of the incident was terminated immediately upon notification.
“Further, to the best of our knowledge, a video of the incident was never published on the Stickam Web site.”
So Hock’s account was banned and the broadcast was terminated once they were notified. So it took someone in the private room to flag the broadcast before it was stopped. I’m sure that will comfort the rape victim greatly.
Here’s a thought Steve. How about doing away with private rooms? The majority of your users are underage teens that have no real reason to have private rooms. The private room feature is just too attractive to sexual predators and pedophiles.
I’d be very surprised if that happened because I’m sure that would drive away the majority of Stickam’s traffic.
I wonder how many serious crimes like this have actually happened on Stickam that went unreported.