Two Girls Arrested for Threatening Ohio Rape Victim

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 at 8:32 am

Just lovely. This poor girl gets raped and assaulted and now after two punks were convicted she’s being subjected to further harassment.

Two teenage girls were arrested in Ohio on Monday and accused of using social media to threaten the young victim in a high-profile rape trial that concluded this past weekend, state Attorney General Mike DeWine said.

A 16-year-old girl is charged with aggravated menacing after using Twitter to threaten the life of the victim, DeWine said in a statement. A 15-year-old girl is charged with one count of menacing after making a threat on Facebook, he said.

The charges came a day after a juvenile court judge found Steubenville High School football players Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, delinquent in the August 12 sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl at a party while she was in a drunken stupor.

“Let me be clear,” DeWine said on Monday in a statement. “Threatening a teenage rape victim will not be tolerated. If anyone makes a threat verbally or via the Internet, we will take it seriously, we will find you, and we will arrest you,” he added.

WTRF, a local media outlet, reported that the two girls would appear before a juvenile court judge in Steubenville on Tuesday. Calls to DeWine’s office seeking confirmation of the hearing were not returned on Monday.

Meanwhile, those nice folks at MSNBC ask who the “real victims” of this attack are, as if we don’t know.


3 Responses to “Two Girls Arrested for Threatening Ohio Rape Victim”

  1. MT Geoff on 19/19/13 at 2:51 pm

    There’s every reason to worry about people threatening the young woman in this case, although recent arrests related to free-speech use make me queasy.
    That said — the entire incident was driven by bad decisions more than by malice and the young woman made some of those bad decisions. There were many points at which any decent person could have interrupted this and all of the teens went along or egged it on. I hope I would have done something different when I was in high school.

  2. paulejb on 19/19/13 at 6:22 pm

    “Defining deviancy down.” US society has been asking for this sort of deviancy for decades with the elimination of all civilized standards.

  3. Vicki on 19/19/13 at 7:30 pm

    They did appear in court today (Tuesday) and were remanded to the Juvenile Detention facility until their hearing on March 27.

    Neither showed any emotion until the judge sent them off to detention.

    Just like those boys – not crying for what they’d done but terrible sorry they’d been caught and punished.

    Also, our local NBC affiliate interviewed the county prosecutor and one of the parents who owns the home where that video was filmed: