Deric Lostutter, the former Anonymous member known as, KYAnonymous received a sentence of two years in Federal Prison and three year probation today in connection with his pleading guilty in November 2016 to conspiring to illegally access a computer and making false statements to federal agents.
According to those in the courtroom, Deric must surrender himself to prison in May.
Once released he is ordered not to work in the technology field while on probation, nor possess a computer without permission of the probation authorities.
In the courtroom, assistant U.S. Attorney Neeraj Gupta called Lostutter “a shakedown artist” and a “cyberbully.” [source: Lexington Herald Leader]
After the hearing, Deric Lostutter and his attorney, Tor Eckeland gave a small press conference of sorts. Blogger and videographer, William Murtaugh was there and recorded it. It can be viewed HERE.
In January 2017, his co-conspirator, Noah McHugh aka BatCat was sentenced to 8 months in Federal Prison and 4 months home detention after he pleaded guilty to to one count of accessing a computer without authorization.
Deric Lostutter rose to “fame” during the Steubenville, Ohio rape case which resulted in two teenage boys being found guilty.
A blogger named Alexandria Goddard who originally began blogging about this case on her blog, Prinnified.com. She was sued by one of the teenage boys and his parents but the lawsuit was eventually dropped.
Enter Deric Lostutter. . .
He quickly appropriated this case for his own gain appearing on numerous night-time talk shows alleging that he broke the case. He uncovered “corruption” in Steubenville. He forced charges to be filed; he did not as charges had already been filed.
This claim, like all of the others he made related to Steubenville were complete fabrications made up on his part for personal fame and financial gain.
Using his name and internet fame he turned Steubenville into a quasi cottage industry for himself by opening multiple self funding accounts.
Through these accounts he would play on the sympathy of those who still believed him by claiming he needed money for everything from medicine to treat cat scabies he and his wife contracted from their cat, to needing money to fight his ever mounting legal fees. When he wasn’t internet panhandling he was filing multiple nuisance pro-se lawsuits against anyone who dared tell the truth about him. He has even gone as far as to offer monetary rewards for people’s information and identities so that he can harass and file lawsuits against them, simply because they spoke out against him.
As more and more people began to see the truth about him, he tried desperately to extend his 15 minutes by inserting himself in other various rape cases – most of his attempts turned out to be unsuccessful.
Claiming to be “close to homelessness,” he and his wife, Jenny Lostutter, a former stripper, gave homemade cam porn a try via the adult service, Chaturbate. This apparently was not as lucrative as he hoped as they stopped doing this not soon after they started.
Along the way, Deric opened an internet investigation service offering to “spy” on people for a price. Along with this he claimed to be a licensed private investigator in the state of North Carolina. A claim that was quickly found to be false. Since internet begging was easier for Deric (and didn’t require getting out of bed, going to work and then actually working) his new business quickly went belly up.
It remains to be seen if he will use his time behind bars to reflect on his life up to now and make a conscious effort to mend his ways,and make a positive change.
But if his past behavior is any indication of his future behavior – I wouldn’t advise anyone hold their breaths.