Steubenville High School Gang Rape Discussion

David Bloomquist of WWVA News Radio 1171 will be appearing on Behind the Yellow Tape to discuss the controversy surrounding the alleged gang rape involving  Steubenville High School students.  Two 16-year old football players from the Steubenville Big Red football program were charged with rape and kidnapping charges this morning in Jefferson County, Ohio and are being detained in the juvenile detention facility on those charges. On August 11 a female student from a neighboring school was  brutally raped by members of the football team she met at a party.  Not only did they rape her, but videos were made of the rape and posted on Youtube, and details of the rape were played out on Twitter.   On August 14, she and her family made a police report to the Steubenville Police Department.  Two weeks later, Prosecuting Attorney Jane Hanlin, recused herself from the case and special prosecutors from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office were appointed to handle the case due to Mrs. Hanlin having a “conflict of interest” in the case.  More about this case is at

David Bloomquist aka (Bloomdaddy) is a Lafferty, Ohio native who graduated from Union Local High School (1987) and Kent State University (1992).  He had a 14 year run as a sports anchor/morning news anchor on WTOV-9, WTRF-TV 7 and WCHS in Charleston, WV.  During that time David won 9 Associated Press Awards including Ohio Sportscaster of the Year in 2000 and Best Feature Reporter in Ohio for his “Everybody has a Story” segment in 2001.

His radio career began at WOMP AM 1290 from 1997-2000.  Then he created the “Bloomdaddy Experience” at The Dawg from 2004-2007 before coming to 1170 WWVA in May of 2008.  While at WWVA, the Bloomdaddy Experience has won Best Morning Talk Show-medium market-in West Virginia 2 years running.  The show has also been picked as the Best Morning Show in a local newspaper poll.

Joey Ortega, is the host and Investigative Reporter at Behind The Yellow Tape, as well as the co-founder of the Ullemeyer Group based in Santa Barbara, California, which is an association of Investigators and Independent Forensic Consultants who have experience as Expert Witnesses.  The Ullemeyer Group also provides forensic training and consulting.

Joey has worked extensively on investigating the Jennings Parish Serial Killer case.  I am confident that Joey will follow the same aggressive path in uncovering the truth in this story as well.

Join us tomorrow night at 10PM EST with our special guest, David “Bloomdaddy” Bloomquist, of WWVA Talk Radio 1170,  for discussion and please feel free to call in with your thoughts or opinions.  I would really like to hear from locals about this.  I believe that this is a very important issue and if there are other victims out there that they please contact law enforcement.

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Click here to listen in — Behind the Yellow Tape:  Gang Rape Cover-Up? When does team or fan loyalty go to far?

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