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Tens of thousands petition in Steubenville rape case
Ohio AG Mike DeWine says justice is his goal

Jo Ingles
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Three Ohio State University students presented petitions to Attorney General Mike DeWine today, asking him to seek justice in the Steubenville rape case. Two boys have been charged with raping a girl at a series of end-of-summer parties. The case has garnered national attention because of allegations that local authorities covered up or mishandled the case and others should have been charged. DeWine’s office is now handling the case.

Dianna Sencherey, one of the students, says 65.000 people have signed the petitions, urging DeWine to ensure justice for the victim, who early-on, came in for a lot of criticism.

A petition for justice

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“She was being silenced – a lot of victim blame going on. And we just want him to know there are a lot of people, not just here in Columbus but all over the U.S. watching. And we know his office comes with a lot of power and he can use that to make sure that the people are being prosecuted and there isn’t any kind of suppression going on.

Attorney General DeWine says he shares that goal.

DeWine's goal

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“They said they wanted was justice and that anyone who is guilty be prosecuted. They were concerned about the victim and I share that was my prime consideration as well.”

DeWine and defense attorneys want to close the trial to the public. 

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