Phoenix Man Streamed Alleged Rape Video Online, Police Say
Johnathan Hock was arrested Monday in Arizona on charges of sexual assault.
June 3, 2009 — -- A Phoenix man was arrested Monday after allegedly using a webcam to live-stream a video of himself raping his girlfriend of two weeks while she lay unconscious in her bed.
Johnathan Hock, 20, of Surprise, Ariz., faces charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and taking a surreptitious photo after the woman he is accused of raping reported the incident to authorities, according to a probable-cause statement filed Monday in Arizona's Maricopa County Superior Court and obtained by ABCNews.com.
The 20-year-old woman, who was not named in the filings, told authorities that she learned of the alleged assault and the video after "receiving numerous text messages from her friends," according to the statement.
After she was told about the video, which was allegedly filmed Feb. 26, the woman told authorities she logged onto the two sites where it had been allegedly posted, Stickam.com and Stickydrama.com, and found photos "of Johnathan Hock lying next to her as she was nude from the waist down," according to the statement.
The woman, who, according to the statement, had passed out for four to five hours as a result of drinking alcohol on the night of the alleged assault, said that she did not give Hock permission to perform the alleged acts. The statement also said that the victim had been dating Hock for two weeks before the assault.
The Phoenix Police Department, which received a five-minute video from Stickum.com that they believed was incomplete, said in the statement that Hock allegedly made comments about how the victim was "completely passed out" and how he could "have sex with her without her knowledge."
Detective James Holmes at the Phoenix Police Department said that Hock is being held at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office jail. The lawyer for Hock, who requested an attorney before authorities were able to question him, is not yet known, Holmes said.
"Unfortunately, the way that things are in cyberspace and texting, I really feel that it was inevitable that something like this happened," he said.
Holmes confirmed that the videos have since been removed from the Web site but said that there are still images featuring Hock and a woman who they are not sure is the same woman who is making the allegations.
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