Guilty pleas in rape Twitter threat case
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two teenage girls have been sentenced to probation after guilty pleas in the case of threatening tweets sent after a guilty verdict in a high-profile Ohio rape case.
The tweets sent in March had threatened homicide and bodily harm against a girl raped by two high school football players.
The attorney for one of the girls said today that charges of intimidation of a witness and aggravated menacing were dropped.
Attorney Sara Gasser says the 16-year-olds admitted to a single misdemeanor charge of telecommunications harassment and were placed on six months’ probation.
The tweets were sent March 17. That’s the day a judge found the two Steubenville High School football players guilty of raping the West Virginia girl after an alcohol-fueled party last summer.