Help for Deric Lostutter's family

$13,943 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 357 people in 28 months
This is Jennifer Lostutter, Deric's wife. You may browse below the back story that has led us to our current situation. My husband has been taken into custody. He has received more time compared to the rapists in the case he was involved with. Two years without my spouse.

We have a daughter, Fiona, who was born premature by two months. She's making progress so that's a positive! I'm asking for donations to help adjust to my husband being incarcerated. He is missing out on time with his daughter because he wanted to help someone else's. Your donations will help off set the cost of daycare as I am currently seeking employment. I am the sole provider in my husband's absence. I look forward to better days, but for now I need help getting situated. He will be absent for two years and I'm nervous and scared to raise my daughter alone for that long.

The previous amount raised has gone to his legal defense. Any amount donated from here on out goes directly to my daughter and myself. I appreciate any generosity extended my way. Thank you for your time. We rise by lifting others.

Greetings citizens of the world,

My name is Deric Lostutter.
You may remember me as the activist that made
international headlines
 standing up for rape victims in 2013.

I was subsequently raided by the F.B.I. in which my belongings were taken, and my life was turned upside down.
Exposing a rape cover-up to the media resulted in the
indictment of 4 school officials
, including the Superintendent and the Coach on various charges stemming to tampering with evidence to impeding an investigation.

On that day in April 2013, my life changed forever.


I have tried to make the most of the past 3 years, even moving out of Kentucky, and getting married to the love of my life, Jennifer.


We tried to get pregnant, and finally succeeded in the summer of 2015, only to have our daughter, Jade, stillborn and cremated last January.


Since the extreme coverage of the Ohio case, I have had to become self employed due to my notoriety, and made a living doing what I do best: helping people in need.

I have since helped various people;

Including Harvard MBA graduates caught up in custody cases:

I have also helped people with disabled children who were being scammed:

and, I even
helped another high profile rape case
, the Maryville Missouri Daisy Coleman case:


Three years have passed without a word from the federal government regarding the status of my case, and my life was slowly returning back to normal.
Until, on July 7th 2016, just one year away from the statute running out, I was indicted in the state of Kentucky on 4 felony counts of violating the very outdated
Computer Fraud and Abuse Act,
 facing a maximum of 16 years.
I had just begun to re-establish myself
, and, with my wife newly pregnant with our second child together, was looking forward to a sense of normalcy.

I have a high-risk pregnant wife, and a duty as a father and husband to provide for my family to the best of my ability.


Because of this indictment, contracts for investigation work that I have secured have begun to back out on me.
The federal government indicted me
despite over 400,000 signatures gathered by Demand Progress and UltraViolet to drop the case against me
, I have fallen on desperate times.

The first court date is August 9th, 2016 in Lexington Kentucky.
The trial could take years according to my attorney, T
or Ekeland.
He has authorized me to set up a donation fund to help offset living expenses during this difficult time.

Travel back and forth between states for meetings with my lawyer, and court, as well as trying to maintain some sort of stable living situation will prove to be most difficult, BUT, with your help, I know we can beat these outrageous charges.

Together we can change the world, and the quality of life for generations to come.


I will always stand with you, and if it is in your heart, please, stand with my family.

-Deric Lostutter


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Hello everyone this is Jennifer Lostutter. My husband Deric was taken into custody on April 13, 2017. He will be serving two years in federal prison over his involvement in the Steubenville, Ohio rape case. He received more time than the rapists themselves. I'm updating this account to ask for help. I have a 5 month old daughter named Fiona and she is our world. I am currently seeking employment. I just need help to adjust to being without my husband and becoming a single parent. If you are able to help us we would greatly appreciate it. I love my husband and will stand by him during these trying times. He's missing time with is own daughter because he wanted to help someone else's.

It's also important that I note that the previous amount raised was put toward his legal fees. He unfortunately left us with nothing. He was taken to prison early because I posted a selfie of us and I wasn't aware that by him being in the photo that it violated his probation. I also made a video thanking everyone for moral support and he was shown for about 4 seconds and that added on to the violation. They said he indirectly accessed the internet.

Please help my daughter and myself adjust to life without Deric. We miss him very much and are having a hard time without him. Thank you
I promise she smiles!
My Fiona
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It has been a long road, but the journey has just begun. My arraignment was moved to September 7th. It is on this day that my life will change, forever. My family and I need your support now more than ever. Thank you for standing by us in our time of need.
Deric asleep on his wife's lap. 2015
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Great start for the first part of the fundraiser. Just $80 shy of breaking $1000 and it is because of your support that we are able to survive by the skin of our teeth during my indictment. My arraignment is fast approaching on the 9th of August in Lexington Kentucky. In more positive news, we found out we are having a little girl! If you know me, you know we lost our daughter in January who was stillborn. This is my second chance to be a father. Please keep up the momentum and spread my story far and wide. Donate what you can, even $1 adds up! Thank you all!
My wife and I in Covington Kentucky
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Almost to $900. Your support has been amazing, and much needed. With this indictment, and a few select people who stalk my family, it has been hard to provide for my family like a man should. I have been hitting the bricks trying to find work to no avail. Your donations have made it possible thus far to keep our water and lights on, as well as pay the car payment for the car that my wife and I share. This means that next week, we can get to her doctor appointment as she is high risk pregnant. I am ashamed to have to ask for help, but humbled by all of your support. Thank you so much. If you can, please share my story which is posted on thank you.
My wife and I when we first met.
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Raised by 357 people in 28 months
Created July 13, 2016
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