Johnathon Richard Hock raped an unconscious woman live on the web
Johnathon Richard Hock, 20, has turned himself in for raping an uncounscious woman live on the internet on February 26th, but police only received an incomplete recording of it a few days ago.
Police in Surprise, Arizona have Hock in custody, without bail, on suspicion of kidnapping, sexual assualt and surreptitious photographing.
This is the first known case of such a crime being streamed live on the net.
“It’s the first livestream of an actual rape that I’m aware of,” said Aftab, who has been in the Internet safety business for 14 years.
The Tribune is withholding the 20-year-old alleged victim’s name and the name of the Web site. As of Tuesday afternoon, images of the woman could still be found on the site.
A visit to the Web site shows that Hock regularly posted there and he had a live show.
Hock and the unknown woman were apparently drinking at a home in Phoenix on February 25, when she went to bed around midnight.
At about 5am, Hock snuck in to her room, set up a laptop with a webcam and hooked up to a web site, and then raped the woman. She apparently slept through the entire thing.
A viewer in Lafayette called the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
“She said while he was doing this he was laughing and making comments,” the affidavit states. “She said (Hock) made comments about how the victim would never know what was happening to her because she was 'passed out.’”
Still photos first became available on another web site, but according to police, they were not enough for evidence of sexual assault. The police then issued a search warrant on the second web site, but they came up with nothing.
A letter posted by the owner of that Web site said he turned over a recording to police last week and that the recording was never uploaded or posted.
E-mails sent to both Web sites seeking comment were not immediately returned.
Hock claims he never raped her and that the alcohol was to blame.
The recording the police have is reported to be about five minutes long and is incomplete.