Ennis Daily News

Trial to begin in Ohio school football rape case

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Television news trucks are lined up outside an eastern Ohio courthouse for the trial of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old West Virginia girl.

The case set to be heard in juvenile court Wednesday has brought unprecedented attention to the small city of Steubenville through a barrage of social media and criticism that more students should have been charged.

The defendants have been on house arrest but attending school at the justice center’s school for detained juveniles.

Their attorneys deny the charges. They say the alleged victim and two friends from West Virginia are now expected to testify after a judge in that state reversed an earlier decision on the availability of those witnesses.

The defense says their testimony could bolster the players’ argument.

Post to Twitter



Posted by on Mar 13 2013. Filed under National news, Off-the-wire. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Featured Links

    Search Archive

    Search by Date
    Search by Category
    Search with Google
    Log in


    Copyright: All rights reserved. Users may download and print extracts of content from this website for their own personal and non-commercial use only. Republication or redistribution of Ennis Daily News content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Ennis Daily News. Ennis Daily News and its logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Ellis County Newspapers, Inc.

    © Ellis County Newspapers, Inc. 2014