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‘Grand Theft Auto’ Players Can Now Add Rape To Their Virtual Rap Sheets [VIDEO]

An advertisement for the "Grand Theft Auto 4" video game is seen on the side of a phone booth in New York An advertisement for the "Grand Theft Auto 4" video game is seen on the side of a phone booth in New York's Times Square April 28, 2008. The latest chapter in the wildly popular and controversial criminal action franchise from Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. is poised to be the biggest entertainment product of the year, with expected first week sales of up to $400 million. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES) - RTR1ZZQ9  

Theft, murder and racketeering are no longer enough to satisfy the virtual sociopathy of some “Grand Theft Auto” players, who have recently begun taking their sexual frustrations from their parents’ basements online by “raping” fellow gamers.

By making modifications to the code of the game’s fifth installment, players are creating naked or partially naked characters, locking onto other players’ avatars and executing animated pelvic thrusts back and forth, according to Kotaku.

Players are then proceeding to post screen-captured videos of their “attacks” online for fellow virtual voyeurs.

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“You cannot kill him and there is nothing you can do about it,” Reddit user mrerikmattila wrote in a post on a “Grand Theft Auto” thread about the incidents. “Worse, when he’s done, you are stuck doing strip dances.”

“Quite literally, I and a couple friends of mine encountered a stranger and we were raped and forced to strip dance in GTA online. It was like a ‘traumatic life’ simulator,” mrerikmattila told Kotaku.

“Grand Theft Auto” publisher Rockstar Games has reportedly not responded to a request for comment.

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