Prosecutors in Cleveland County filed two counts of first-degree rape yesterday against Tristen Kole Killman-Hardin, who is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old girl who was intoxicated and incapable of giving consent.
The girl later received a video apparently showing her being raped by Killman-Hardin.
The case sparked protests, a social media campaign, and a walkout at Normal High School on November 24.
…hundreds of students attended a walkout organized by Yes All Daughters to protest against the way school officials handled the alleged rapes. Two of the alleged victims were harassed by their classmates to the point where they could no longer attend school, according to Yes All Daughters spokeswoman Stacey Wright. Bearing signs and chanting slogans like “no more bullying” and “no means no,” the protesters, whose numbers were bolstered by parents and other community members, stretched all the way down the street outside the school.