Uploaded on Jun 25, 2008
Stripping of Woman Naked - male cops gang up and essentially rape women in their custody. They forcefully pin down handcuffed females and help strip women until all their clothes are off, as the victims beg, scream, and fight for their life. The male police officers watch and video tape their abuse of the fully nude girls, and then leave the tortured girls naked for up to six hours in the cells of Sheriff Swanson's Stark County jail in Ohio, USA.
The woman in the video is Hope Steffey.
Imagine if it was you, your wife, your daughter, or your mother getting forcefully stripped after calling the police for help!
It has now been discovered that at least 128 women between 1999 and 2007 were strip-searched, forced to remove their clothing or placed on suicide watch or homicide watch or "naked detention" at Sheriff Swanson's jail.
Deputies responsible in video: Kristin Fenstemaker, Laura Rodgers, Tony Gayles, Richard T. Gurlea Jr., Andrea Mays and Brian Michaels.
These deputy criminals are now suing the WKYC news station that stood up and exposed their crimes and torture to the public.
Support Hope Steffey and demand justice:
(614) 466-3555, Fax: (614) 466-9354
(800) 205-6446, Fax: (216) 522-7097
(202) 224-2315, Fax: (202) 228-6321
(330) 489-4414, Fax: (330) 489-4448
U.S. Attorney General Holder, (202) 353-1555
Ohio Attorney General Cordray, (877) 244-6446
Stark County Sheriff, (330) 430-3800, email@example.com
Sheriff Timothy A. Swanson denies all charges and asked fellow government employee, Attorney General Marc Dann, to investigate, however, later Dann was forced to resign after an unrelated sex scandal and numerous sexual harassment claims against him. Special prosecutors then failed to even interview the victim before presenting the case to a grand jury. How many cases are investigated without interviewing the victim?
So far five women have come forward with similar cases of abuse at this Stark County jail, including one that was a victim of a sexual assault while employed at an Ohio medium security prison.
The woman in the video, Hope Steffey, tried to hold Sheriff Swenson, who happened to get elected President of the Sheriff's Association in Ohio for 2008, and his fellow police officers responsible for their actions, but the sheriff denies all allegations and the government was able to convince a grand jury to drop all criminal charges against them without even interviewing the victim. Marc Dann, the Attorney General of Ohio, who was supposed to handle the investigation, recently resigned after being caught in a sex scandal.
"The special prosecutors in the Hope Steffey case said Thursday that there was no strip search and no criminal wrongdoing by the Stark County sheriff's deputies."
Hope Steffey originally had the police called for help after being assaulted. When police saw the ID of Steffey's dead sister, which Steffey keeps with her in remembrance, they confiscated it and refused to return it. When Steffey became upset, the police threw her to the ground, chipped her tooth, and arrested her for "disorderly conduct," and resisting arrest. Suspiciously, the arresting officer had turned off his dash camera, which is supposed to be on. The police have also 'lost' the video or claimed that the hand-held video camera that you can see filming in the other Youtube video was not working - yet you can clearly see the camera working in the security camera footage.
After the police got Hope to jail, one of the questions they asked her is if she had ever been suicidal. When Hope replied with, "now or ever," the police immediately decided she was a suicide threat and that she needed to have all her clothes stripped off, including her underwear, panties and bra, exposing her bare naked ass, breasts, and vagina in front of the male officers while they forcefully grabbed her naked body and pinned her down. After they were done with her, they left her naked for six hours.