Video Of Alleged Rape At Florida A&M University Goes Viral, Police Investigating

| by Karin Sun
Rape Video Posted To FAMU Network.Rape Video Posted To FAMU Network.

A disturbing video has surfaced on an anonymous content-sharing network associated with Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.

The video, which first appeared on the university's Yeti: Campus Stories network on the afternoon of Dec. 4, allegedly depicts a sexual assault, Jezebel reports.

The brief clip appears to have been shot in an unfurnished apartment room with a television. A man wearing a black T-shirt, jeans, boxer briefs and a skullcap rolls over an apparently unconscious woman who is naked from the waist down and appears to rape her with his back to the camera.

At one point in the video, the person filming it tells the alleged rapist to "get right."

The video did not come with a timestamp, but it is believed to have been posted sometime on Dec. 3, Jezebel reports.

Since it was uploaded, the video has garnered more than 50 responses on the Yeti app and has also been heavily discussed on Twitter and other social media sites.

"Raping ppl. CALL [Tallahassee Police Department] RIGHT F-------- NOW!" one Yeti user wrote.

"Bruh wow we just witnessed rape," another commenter posted. "Them guys really disgust me & have the audacity to post this s--- on yetti for us all to watch."

Although videos and photos posted to the FAMU network can usually only be viewed by those in the college community, the video has become accessible to anyone with the Yeti app since the network started trending nationwide. 

Content shared on the Yeti app, which requires users to be at least 17 years of age, is usually anonymous and untraceable. Although the app's terms of service forbid the posting of "nude, partially nude, or sexually explicit photos," it does not automatically remove such explicit content and warns users to view the app "at your own risk." 

Since the video went viral, officials from both the Tallahassee Police Department and the university's campus police department are investigating its origins.

"The FAMU police department IT person has researched several different ways to ascertain information from the video with negative results," FAMU Police Chief Terence Calloway wrote in an email to Jezebel. "We have reached out to our students, hoping someone or anyone has some information about the video. I have also reached out to other law enforcement agencies asking for their assistance as well."

"We are doing everything we can to get information," he said.

Calloway added that it has not been confirmed whether the video is associated with the university or its students.

Meanwhile, investigators from TPD identified the person who uploaded the video after obtaining user details from Yeti, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

Tallahassee police said they interviewed that person on Dec. 4 and have also spoken to several other people "associated with the video." They have not been able to identify any suspects, the victim or the location of the alleged rape, although the department said the incident happened off campus.

No arrests had been made in the case as of Dec. 7.   

Sources: Jezebel, Tallahassee Democrat / Photo credit: Yeti Campus Stories/Jezebel