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.