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Guilty pleas in rape Twitter threat case



Published: Thu, May 2, 2013 @ 6:15 p.m.

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.


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