Two girls charged with threatening Steubenville rape victim

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, March 18, 2013 20:06 EDT
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Two 16-year-old girls are in custody after making threats against the victim in the Steubenville rape case in Ohio, according to local media reports.

The two teens, both Steubenville residents, allegedly threatened to assault and kill the victim via Twitter.

WTRF.com reported that one teen turned herself in, while the other one was arrested by authorities. The two girls are being held in the Jefferson County Juvenile Detention Center.

They face aggravated menacing charges.

The threats occurred after Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, were found guilty of raping the 16-year-old girl during a party in 2012.

The case provoked national attention after disturbing details of the incident — including pictures, videos and text messages — were released to the public.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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