Hackers Target Town After Missouri Rape Case Is Dismissed

The Internet activists known as Anonymous says it is targeting a rural Missouri town of Maryville after the Kansas City Star published a powerful examination of a possible rape case that went unprosecuted by local authorities.

Anonymous released a statement on Monday in which a synthesized voice warns Mayor Jim Fall and other officials to “expect us.”

“If Maryville won’t defend these young girls, if the police are too cowardly or corrupt to do their jobs, if justice system has abandoned them, then we will have to stand for them,” the voice declares, according to the text of the statement.