Arrests Follow Steubenville Threats

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 9:21am

Two arrested after threatening rape victim via social media.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says two girls have been arrested for making threats social media threats against the victim in the recent emotional Steubenville rape trial.

"Let me be clear. 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," said DeWine.

Detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office alerted the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation to the online threats soon after Sunday's sentencing hearing concluded.

The Steubenville girls, 15 and 16, were both taken to the Jefferson County Juvenile Detention Center upon arrest.

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