Police Identify Victim in Alleged Social Media Campus Rape Video

Posted at 9:13 AM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 11:00:54-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Tallahassee police have identified the victim who was seen in an apparent rape video posted to social media. 

Investigators say they are working with the victim to ensure her safety.

That video was posted to the social media site, Yeti, and shows what appears to be an assault near FAMU's campus.

Authorities have not been able to identify the man in the video, and they are asking anyone with information to call TPD at (850)-891-4200.

Tallahassee police say they were called by someone who saw the post last week, which led them to Campus Walk Apartments on Wadsworth Street.

Officers were unable to find an apartment matching the one seen in the video.

The fact that the assault was recorded and posted on social media worries organizations like Refuge House, which reaches out to women who've been sexually assaulted.

"It has an additional negative, stigmatizing, shaming impact on the victim," said Meg Baldwin, executive director of Refuge House. "It's disturbing, in any case, that sexual assault, that rape would ever be treated or viewed as a form of entertainment. This is not a new phenomenon, but one that is complicated by the additional layer of social media distribution."