News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Wayside Furniture

Meaden & Moore


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Crime and Courts


Teens arrested for allegedly threatening Steubenville rape victim
Two girls are accused of social media threats after her molesters were found guilty of rape
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


Reporter
Tim Rudell
 
The first hearings arising from the post-trial threats against the rape victim were held in Steubenville
Courtesy of tpr
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

The Steubenville teen rape story continues, even though the trial that brought international headlines to the small Ohio River town is over.  WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports on two teenage girls who are now facing charges of trying to intimidate the victim.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:48)


(Click image for larger view.)

The girls are from Steubenville, though it is not clear if they know each other.  Their names are being withheld because one is 15 years old and the other 16.  They’re accused of posting threats on social media sites against the 16-year-old Weirton, W. Va., girl at the center of the rape case. 

In a trial that ended Sunday, two Steubenville High School football players were found guilty of sexually assaulting her. Facebook posts appeared threatening her with a beating and “homicide.”  Local law enforcement went after the posters, and say they turned out to be the two teenagers now in custody;one was arrested, the other reportedly turned herself in. 

Each was charged in Juvenile Court with a third-degree felony-- intimidation of a victim—and misdemeanors, and if convicted,could face up to five years of incarceration. Both are now in the Jefferson County Detention Center pending another hearing,  March 27.  


Related WKSU Stories

Ohio Attorney General defends arrests in Steubenville
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Steubenville teens guilty in rape case; Ohio AG to continue investigating
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Steubenville rape case is now up to the judge
Saturday, March 16, 2013

Social media amplifies the controversy and message in Ohio rape case
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Steubenville rape allegations spread through social media
Monday, January 7, 2013

Ohio AG steps into sensational rape case
Friday, January 4, 2013

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

A small group of tea party and Democrats protest at Kasich campaign stop
Enjoyed your excellent coverage of the statehouse for sometime now, never dreamed I'd be on. The feedback from people has been great. Thank you. Doris Adams

Top staffers are leaving the FitzGerald gubernatorial campaign
I's too bad that the dirt on Fitzgerald dug up by Kasich's operatives and publicized heavily by the Yellow Plain Dealer has caused the weak staffers of the Fitz...

Churches come together to welcome and include Gay Games athletes
Nicely done!!! A little known fact about the El Salvadoran and Columbian scholarships.. A big thank you to the Faith Community for their support of Gay Games 9....

What do Ohio farmers need to do to control Lake Erie problems?
This was a great article, thank you, Karen Schaefer. There was an error- Roger Wise is the past president of the Ohio Farmer's Union; not the Ohio Farm Bureau ...

Registration for the 2014 Gay Games ends Monday at midnight
Judy Benson and Sally Tatnall are loved and appreciated by all in our community and throughout the US for their untiring work for OLOC and for educating the com...

Like any family, the Gay Games has its generation gaps
Great article ... important perspective.

Gay Games rodeo: Changing stereotypes
Robin, Thank you for a fine piece of recorded history. This is history in the making; a gay, Asian man, one of the last bronc riders in IGRA, and Rodeo at Gay G...

Ohio lawmakers hold hearing on prison food problems
So you fine them..this has been going onand the law makers are aware of this issue.I have been told by many about the maggots and rotten food not fit for a dog ...

Interview with early Beatle Pete Best
"the Leshdu (?) Quartet.." Actually that's the Les Stewart Quartet. George Harrison was in that band at the same time as the Quarry Men.

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University