Here we see a big offer to charity if Prinnie will debate this tweeter. Who is this tweeter? Lord, I have no idea, but I have read the time line. @aronck2
For a few months we have seen Judicious1_ and a group of tweeters who are obviously her pals trying to save teens in Steubenville.
In the beginning it seemed like a noble effort. The trying to tweet down the rumors and lies about the teens who have been falsely accused of being involved in the rape case. It seemed only normal. The bashing of Prinnie, Michelle, Holly and others seemed only normal, as well, at first.
All of this might have gone well had Judicious not made a few fatal mistakes. By that I mean fatal internet mistakes. First, she hooked up with and tried to demand credibility for a few who are considered by our larger online community as being anything but credible and loons at that. I’m sure you know who those people are, but if not, I can address it in comments.
Secondly, she was quite hateful to anyone who was friendly with Prinnie or supported her, therefore alienating any sympathy or support these individuals might have had for the larger issue Judicious was trying to address. Support of Prinnie does not mean lack of sympathy for the majority in Steubenville.
Thirdly, Judicious became a troll and a bully. This sank her ship even deeper.
Attempts have been made by many to right the Steubenville matter in the online community by several. All attempts have been poo poo’d by Judicious.
Judicious and pals have not helped matters at all by using the tactics they have used. I support their higher ideals, but not the chosen tactics. Maybe they can regroup into a friendly bunch and try some new tactics that attract supporters – not bashers.
By Andrew Welsh-Huggins
ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday April 18, 2013
The lawyer for a 16-year-old girl raped by two eastern Ohio high-school football players is disputing a prosecutor’s account that the girl’s father initially wanted the investigation into the case dropped.
The prosecutor said yesterday that she stands by her earlier statement.
The attorney, Bob Fitzsimmons, said the girl and her family were only taking time to consider the effects of an investigation on their daughter and her mental health.
“At no time did the parents request to terminate the investigation and proceedings,” Fitzsimmons wrote in an email this week. “They fully cooperated with law enforcement throughout all of the proceedings.”
The two boys — Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’Lik Richmond, 16 — were found guilty last month of raping the girl after an alcohol-fueled party in August. The case had been debated online and led to allegations of a cover-up to protect the Steubenville High School football team.
The girl testified at trial, though she has no memory of the attacks. The prosecution was built largely on eyewitness accounts, text messages and cellphone photographs of the girl.
Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin had said investigators decided to pursue the case even after the victim’s father asked that it be dropped,The Herald-Star newspaper of Steubenville reported on Sunday.
Her office couldn’t take the time to wait on the family because evidence needed to be preserved, she said yesterday.
Hanlin said hesitation by sexual-assault victims and their families is common, but her office had evidence of a rape and had to look out not just for the 16-year-old victim but other potential victims as well.
Hanlin said it was important to address these issues because of the many rumors, including erroneous early reports that her own son, a member of the football team, was involved. Hanlin recused herself, and the case was prosecuted by the Ohio attorney general’s office.
He apparently pled guilty to 3 probation violations, and got additional probation tacked on to his original sentence. Probation now is extended until 4/15/14. Bahaha! So basically, Mary Lee (LOON) congratulated him for having to plead guilty to violating probation? LMAO!! It’s amazing what these people find to be a reason to say, “Congratulations”. Simply amazing. Loons!! I say congratulations to someone for winning an award, doing well in a major event, having a child… I would never feel the necessity to say “congratulations” to someone for having to plead guilty to a violation of their criminal probation. Never. But maybe that’s just me… Criminals!! duh!! When will they learn? Oy! ZZzzzz
Click for “Criminal” case records – input Case Number “60-CR-11-2640” Reason: “Probation Violation”
|Amended Continued (Judicial Officer: Yon, Tamara Lynn) Reason: Court Order, Probation Violation, Modification1. Harassment; Violation Restraining Order-Prob Cause-Misd (Not applicable – GOC)
09/12/2011 (MSD) 609.748.6(b) (6097486b)
|Amended Continued (Judicial Officer: Yon, Tamara Lynn) Reason: Court Order, Probation Violation, Modification2. Harassment; Violation Restraining Order-Prob Cause-Misd (Not applicable – GOC)
09/12/2011 (MSD) 609.748.6(b) (6097486b)
|Amended Continued (Judicial Officer: Yon, Tamara Lynn) Reason: Court Order, Probation Violation, Modification3. Harassment; Violation Restraining Order-Prob Cause-Misd (Not applicable – GOC)
09/12/2011 (MSD) 609.748.6(b) (6097486b)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The lawyer for a 16-year-old girl raped by two Ohio high school football players is disputing a prosecutor’s account that the girl’s father initially wanted the investigation dropped.
Attorney Bob Fitzsimmons says the family was taking time to consider the effects of an investigation on their daughter, including the possibility of her testifying.
Fitzsimmons, of Wheeling, W.Va., says the family cooperated with police throughout.
The two boys were found guilty last month. The case had been furiously debated online and led to allegations of a cover-up to protect the Steubenville High team.
Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin on Wednesday stood by her remarks earlier this week that the family did not want to move forward initially.
She says hesitation by sexual assault victims and their families is common and understandable.
I want to have some fun with this, LOL…
Each of you need to thank Jane of Arc for sparing your twitter, facebook, blog or whatever! With the stroke of a pen she could have destroyed them!
If Jane of Arc were not a decent, God fearing, honorable, lovable and just person – she would have stopped the internet. One word from Jane and it all would have ceased to work. The world would have been in turmoil. E-commerce would have been plunged into darkness. Countries would have been bankrupted.
Jane of Arc sat stoically by while you mongrels trashed her, her son, her intelligence and her work ethic. Most painful were the accusations that her work ethic was corruptable. She let you skate on all of this weasels, but you will pay later. Just wait!!
You think it’s just a rumor or a joke that Jane is psychic? Think again. Jane knows how to read a twitter! She instantly knows your IP, ISP, city, state, street address, your worst fears and most disgusting secrets.
Jane of Arc knows. And Jane intends to screw every social media lowlife later. Jane jokes that lowlife ryhmes with case knife! Get the picture?
Jane of Arc scoffs at the fate of her namesake – Joan. Jane says the only bonfire she will be attending will be the one she lights for all of her detractors, feuled with all of their time line records from twitter.com, including deletions! She’s good friends with @support.
With a grand jury poised to investigate the Steubenville teen rape case. More details are surfacing about what happened in the days and months leading to last month’s trial.
Over the weekend an article surfaced in a local newspaper highlighting a discussion with Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin.
One paragraph caught the attention of everyone in which Hanlin was cited as saying Jane Doe’s father called a detective asking to call off the investigation.
On Tuesday NEWS9′s Ryan Eldredge sat down with Hanlin and received a statement from Jane Doe’s attorney Bob Fitzsimmons about this new information.
“Early in the investigation the victim’s father had contacted detective Rigaud and wanted to call off the investigation and detective Rigaud called me,” said Hanlin.
That information made its way into a story in a local newspaper and immediately caught the attention of The Associated Press.
“This is early in the investigation in the days after the discovery and you have to remember all that he is dealing with,” said Hanlin. “I think he was overwhelmed with what had happened. And that’s why we don’t leave the decision up to the victim’s family who are rightfully so quite traumatized about the event.”
Hanlin and Eldredge also reviewed a statement sent from Fitzsimmons, which read:
“At no time did the parents request to terminate the investigation and proceedings. They fully co-operated with law enforcement throughout all of the proceedings. Every person has a right to consider the effects of pursuing criminal charges and unfortunately the negative effects can be extreme in a rape case. When considering the well-being of their daughter, who had just been raped & publicly humiliated, these parents rightly wanted a little time to decide what to do.”
Hanlin addressed that statement.
“It’s not unusual for the victim’s family to be nervous about whether to move forward,” said Hanlin. “And what all that is going to entail that’s why it’s the responsibility of the state about whether a criminal investigation is going to move forward.”
“It’s important in those early days you can’t really call off or wait to see if you want to move forward after because the evidence will be gone.”
Hanlin also addressed her personal relationship with the family.
“I have not met the young girl and I have not met her family members so they spoke with the detective he relayed their concerns to me,” said Hanlin. “We had a conversation and then we decided that what was necessary was to move forward with the investigation.”
The next step in this process is the special grand jury. They are scheduled to meet on April 30 and hear about 10 days worth of evidence.
STEUBENVILLE – A gathering of between 25 to 35 protesters, some wearing Guy Fawkes masks and claiming to be members of Anonymous, stood in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse Monday while a grand jury was being selected to further investigate the Steubenville rape case.
One woman, Rebecca Mikesell of Jefferson County, said while she initially was outraged by the rape and the circumstances surrounding it, she’d come to realize it was going to take more than just protests to educate young people as to what rape really is. She also said she had begun a support group for survivors of unreported sexual assault.
“I hope there are other indictments handed down,” she said. “I think that could be the beginning of the change we need.”
An Anonymous member who called himself “Mike” also was willing to discuss his hopes for any grand jury action. Mike, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, said he was from Weirton and involved “behind the scenes” in some of the Anonymous actions related to the case. He said he was unsatisfied with the outcome of the trail.
“It really wasn’t enough,” he said. “They were very light sentences. Those two should have been tried in an adult court because this was an adult crime. I think it’s been proven there’s been some covering up and some corruption, and that’s why we’re here today.”
Mike said he was unsure of what the outcome of the grand jury would be, but it was a step in the right direction.
“I guess we’ll find out what happens,” he said. “At least it’s a start. We’re hoping the grand jury finds others should be held accountable. Where were the parents? Where were these houses? It hasn’t been brought up enough. Why? A lot of brothers and sisters in (Anonymous) feel the same way.”
He also said the parents of those involved in the parties the evening of the rape also should be held accountable for not chapperoning the youth and allowing drinking at their houses. Mike also said he wasn’t happy about immunity from prosecution given to three witnesses for their testimony about the crime.
“The justice system locally didn’t appear to work,” he said. “We’re not happy with the immunity and the sentences and that this was in a juvenile court. And I don’t think it’s just Anonymous that feels that way, but also the general public.
“Let’s face it,” he continued. “These boys knew what they were doing. She didn’t give consent. That’s rape.”
He also said education is the key to preventing juvenile sexual assault and abuse.
“Get to your kids at an early age,” he said. “If you teach them early, they will know right from wrong.”
He also said Anonymous will hosting another protest against an allegedly abused child at 3 p.m. May 4 at the Weirton Municipal Building.
Rumor has it that a group of cougars on the prowl in and around Steubenville are demanding their civil rights be honored and they be admitted to the town’s males only bath house.
The cougar in charge of the movement is reported to have said at the Cougar Rally ” if Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters golf tournament could admit former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice – well, Steubenville can get off it’s damned high horse and admit us to the males only bath house”!!
The leader of this movement also stated the following in an unofficial press release: “Trust me fellow cougars and all citizens of Steubenville, if our demands are not met – we will get on twitter and put the bath house on blast. Then we’ll see what happens to that corny little motto about building trust through community partnerships”!
They have also threatened to dox Cowboy Bob, owner of the bath house.
The local cougars have been extremely committed and steamed up since being informed all the area high school male sports teams have free memberships and visit the bath house regularly.
I have no intention of getting into the politics of this event, but sometimes seeing such a tiny one needs to be seen. JMO. The medic had tweeted a tweet titled “my cutest patient today” – something like that and the picture. She was then hounded off twitter. This is an American baby injured in a terrorist attack. Whether it was foreign or domestic doesn’t matter. This is a baby. I don’t know the gender of this baby or status, but I’m praying this baby is ok and already home with loving parents.
Tuesday 29-year-old Joshua Troy Imm was charged with burglary, possession of a weapon by a felon and other crimes involving thefts from the parents of his girlfriend, who also was arrested.
Allison K. Gautier, 32, was charged Monday after an investigation found several pieces of jewelry had been pawned at Northeast Florida Metal Exchange. Several gold rings, assorted coins, gold necklaces, power tools and a .45-caliber revolver were stolen, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Gautier and Imm were living with her parents the time the items disappeared.
Gautier was charged with eight counts of dealing in stolen property and fraud, two counts of larceny, and burglary.
Imm’s other charges Tuesday were larceny and dealing in stolen property. He was being held in lieu of $12,000 bail.
The arrest of Imm is the latest for the sheriff’s son, who was charged April 4 with dealing in stolen property belonging to his stepfather. He was also arrested twice in 2010 on drug charges.
“I love my son, but I do not condone his actions and my agency will not show him any favoritism,” Hardy said.
Fifteen year-old Canadian teen Rehtaeh Parsons was raped by four boys, one of whom took a photo of the rape and disseminated it within Parsons’ high school and community. The photo went viral. She was shunned by her peers and had to check into a hospital to resolve her anger, depression and suicidal tendencies.
On April 4, after being bullied via social media and text message for 17 months, Parsons hanged herself in her bathroom. She was laid to rest by her family on April 13.
No one was prosecuted for her sexual assault because the police found no grounds to charge anyone with the crime, even after a yearlong investigation. After Parsons’ death, however, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced that they would reopen the investigation, after locating a cooperative source.
Their response could be due to hacker group Anonymous’ threat to release the names of the boy in the photo, along with those of the three other accused, if the RCMP makes no arrests. Parsons’ mother has been vocal about her dissatisfaction with both her daughter’s high school and the authorities in their handling of the case, citing both apathy and negligence.
First responders were still on the scene at Boston’s devastated Copley Square when fringe hate group Westboro Baptist Church announced it would be picketing the funeral of Boston Marathon bombing victims. However, hacktivist group Anonymous made it very clear that if the WBC tried anything in Boston, they would feel the full fury of the online community.
A Boston University graduate student from China has been identified as the third victim of the explosions at the Boston Marathon yesterday, the Chinese consulate in New York City confirmed in a statement on its website.
According to the consulate, one Chinese student died in the attacks and another was injured. The injured student is reportedly in stable condition.
Boston University said on its website today that the victim was a graduate student who had been watching the race with two friends.
The student’s name was not released at the request of her family, according to the consulate.
Since you have a push lawnmower and I have a John Deere tractor, lets hook up. Deal? #DoubleDare
What’s up with treating your fans with the silent treatment gf? Did you see a ghost? See black helicopters flying over head? Someone try to steal your fingerprints? Did those brass balls of yours get caught in a door jam? Liquor store run out of tall boys? Neighbors stalking you again?
Personally, I think you got a little to forward on your bullshit skis. That’s a bad habit you need to work on sister.
Really? Can you tell me again?
BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. —
Brooke High School students were dismissed early on Tuesday because of a threat.
School district officials said there was a threat that students would die at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the school. The details of the threat were unclear.
The Sheriff’s Office and school officials decided to evacuate the high school as soon as possible and search the building.
“Once we got notified of the threat, we called all of our bus drivers within 20 minutes. We had everyone on site and we had everyone gone within 15 minutes,” said transportation director Ronnie Staffileno.
As of 5 p.m., investigators had not found any evidence to substantiate the threat but were still working to find out if the threat was credible.
Administrators said the school will be open on Wednesday.
Officials said there is no doubt that the bombings in Boston on Monday played a role in Tuesday’s response at the high school.
Sheriff Chuck Jackson said, “To err on the side of caution after what happened yesterday the tragic incident in Boston the school personnel and board decided that releasing the children would be the safest thing to do.”
Jackson said officials also gained valuable experience on Tuesday.
“Even if it was not an actual threat this is just practice. It’s a great exercise we see what might go wrong next time when the threat is at a higher level,” he said. “We’re able to learn from every experience and that’s what we’re doing is airing on the side of caution and hopefully we can learn from this and make it smoother next time.”
Stay with NEWS9 and WTOV9.com for continuing coverage.
When I arrived at the Jefferson Co. Courthouse yesterday, I exchanged some pleasantries with friends, and did an interview with WTOV9. Afterwards, some reporters were talking to a group of ladies who were there in support of Jane Doe who’d come down from Slippery Rock. There was some discussion that I didn’t really hear, but it was about the law.
At that point, Malik Richmond’s father (who was there for a few hours) walked up and started going off on these women and the reporters, using the quote, “What you know about the law?”
BOSTON (WHDH) — Photos sent to 7News by a viewer show the scene just before and right after the bombs went off on Boylston Street.
7News has provided these pictures to the FBI as they continue their investigation. They are looking at the pictures to see if it’s possible it could be the second bomb.
In the first picture you can see a bag next to a mailbox and up against a barricade along the marathon route. In the second, which we have blurred because it is very graphic, there is no sign of the bag. The viewer who took the pictures says there may be an hour or more between when the first and second pictures were taken.
Questions have been raised as to the lack of support for these 2 victims. This was a very violent assault and should not be “swept under the rug”.
WINTERSVILLE – Andre Wade, 33, of 309 Orchard Place, Wintersville, was ordered to be bound over to the Jefferson County grand jury Monday following a three-hour preliminary hearing before Wintersville county court Judge Michael Bednar.
Wade was arrested by Wintersville Police following an investigation into an assault on a male teenager and the alleged rape of a 17-year-old female in a wooded area behind the football field at Indian Creek High School.
Police were notified shortly before 5 p.m. April 5 of the assault and rape. Both the male and female teenagers were taken to Trinity Medical Center West for an examination and treatment.
Wade continued to assault the boyfriend, while the girlfriend told Wade to do whatever he wanted as long as Wade stopped assaulting her boyfriend,
Wade initially was charged with felonious assault for the attack on the boyfriend, but Assistant Prosecutor Edward Littlejohn Jr. said the charge was dismissed. There was an initial allegation of a knife being used but no knife has been recovered.
The boyfriend and girlfriend went to the school gym, where play practice was being held, and told a teacher what happened. The teacher then called 911, the boyfriend said.
Hopefully these interviews will appear on WTOV9 soon. This issue needs to be cleared up!
With the grand jury seated, but delayed for two weeks while evidence is investigated, many feel the trial failed to answer some very important questions and they want answers.
How teenagers at a series of parties in the summer of 2012 obtained alcohol, and the role of parents at the homes where the parties and the rape occurred, are among the questions the trial did not answer.
Other questions concerning who knew what about the rape and did nothing. Did not report the crime.
Some think the grand jury was seated way to fast and that it’s a signal it is a “push over group”. Others say it is a “rubber stamp” of whatever Jane Hanlin says and wants.
It’s important to mention Jane Hanlin has as many, if not more, supporters than detractors in her community. The detractors are more outspoken on this blog than the supporters are.
It’s on a twitter extremely close to Jane Doe and her family that Jane Does’ father “wanted a little time to decide what to do.”
Hanlin is reported in the Times Leader Online as saying the father contacted contacted Rigaud and asked the investigation be called off.
I haven’t found any public statements by Rigaud to this matter in any newspaper. If others have, please advise. His trial testimony is noted in this newspaper, Cleveland.com
I did not receive this info from the owner of the twitter I’m posting. I received it and was alerted to to it by numerous people who are furious the father was misquoted or misunderstood. They feel it’s an injustice to him. The reaction was fast and furious.
An eight-year-old boy was killed at the Boston Marathon as he cheered the runners home at the finish line.
Martin Richard was standing with his parents and his brother and sister when the bomb went off, according to the Boston Globe.
Martin’s mother, Denise, and six-year-old sister, Jane, are in hospital with “grievous injuries”.
*Note: 2 children remain in critical condition in a Boston Hospital.
“My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers,” said Bill Richard, father of slain 8-year-old Martin Richard, killed in Monday’s attack.
Many Americans, who are themselves decent people, have a tendency to dismiss the discussion of the Federal Communications Commission’s indecency rules as the province of blue-nosed busybodies trying to force Victorian social conventions on modern society.
To those of our friends and neighbors who may be inclined to worry that the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of expression may be trampled upon or that artistic creativity might be stifled by stuffy government bureaucrats, we suggest that they look at where the steady erosion of public decency in “entertainment” has brought our society — and what the logical conclusion of this decline will be.
The most obvious effect of the loss of public decency is, well, a loss of public decency.
This became such a problem in San Francisco that the famously liberal city finally had to put an end to the routine displays of public nudity by passing and enforcing an ordinance against walking around without any clothes on.
This of course brought out a crowd of unclothed protesters complaining that their right to free expression was being trampled upon, although exactly what they were expressing — beyond a sad demand for attention — was somewhat unclear.
To many this was all funny, and a crowd of naked and aging hippies whose physiques were far from the classical ideal being shown on TV was all good fun.
It is a little less funny when children begin to get the idea that public nudity is OK, and begin “sexting” (sending around nude photos of themselves on social media).
Anything on the internet potentially lives forever, and suddenly what seemed like an arty scene from a movie doesn’t seem quite so artistic when it shows-up on an online bulletin board frequented by one’s high school classmates.
And the high school classmates?
Well, they might get the idea that women are objects to be used, not human beings of equal value to themselves, who deserve respect.
The recent case of two Steubenville, Ohio teenagers convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl and posting images of the assault online serves as an example of the logical conclusion of the loss of public decency in American culture and entertainment.
Steubenville discussion starts: http://www.conservativehq.com/article/13029-loss-public-decency-makes-more-steubenville-rapes-inevitable
Murt has a problem with the Selected 6 – whoever they are – because it is Prinnie and those friendly with her. Those who supported her through the lawsuit and further offered encouragement as she was pounded hourly and daily – even her family – because she held her ground on the rape issue. Agree with her or not – she held her ground and still does.
Murt acts this way because he wants the attention. He is hoping by screaming louder and louder and making accusation after accusation he will be noticed by someone of authority or in a position to help his cause of bashing innocent people. What he fails to understand and comprehend is even though he maybe screaming the loudest it doesn’t make him right! He is hoping that he will garner the support to go after those he feels have disgraced and disrespected him because they dared to question and expose his lies as well as His ideal money making schemes. That is why he follows the missing children cases. Because normal functioning people with a desire to help find these missing children are wanting to give of their time or their monetary resources. he was hoping he could cash in. That is what he was banking on that if he included himself he would reap the rewards and make a name for himself and gain the one thing he has never had in his entire sad pathetic existence of a life and that is acceptance! His angry tirades are based on his need and desire for attention. -by Turn Head and Cough
@BringItAlready NEEDS SPANKED LOL!!
Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin says it would not have been in the best interest of justice, the victim or other potential victims not to keep pursuing the case.
Hanlin told the Steubenville Herald-Star for a story yesterday that it was absolutely the right decision to make.
Hanlin also disputes the role that bloggers and online activists played in publicizing details about the rape. He tells the newspaper the two players were convicted based on evidence police had gathered within the first few days of the investigation.
A message was left with the victim’s attorney.
The Grand Jury in the Steubenville rape case has been selected as of 11:30 a.m. Monday. Nine jury members and five alternates have been chosen. The Grand Jury returns on April 30 to hear testimony.
Oh and here is Miss Eyes Wide Open tweeting!
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) -
Grand Jury selection will begin Monday for the Steubenville Rape Case.
About 75 potential jurors will be questioned as the state selects people to hear evidence in the rape case that gained national attention.
Nine jury members and five alternates will investigate whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped by two high school football players last year.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says nothing is off the table for the Jefferson County panel expected to be seated Monday in Steubenville.
Some of the outstanding questions in the case include whether anyone knew about the rape early on but didn’t report it and how dozens of teens attending a party that preceded the attack got ahold of beer and other alcohol.
DeWine says the grand jury won’t hear from witnesses for at least two weeks after being seated while his office continues to evaluate evidence.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A grand jury about to be seated in eastern Ohio will investigate whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped by two high school football players last year.
Nothing is off the table for the Jefferson County panel expected to be selected Monday in Steubenville, said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
“The grand jury is a very good investigative tool as well as a very deliberative body,” DeWine said. It will investigate everything that happened before and after the rape, he said.
Some of the outstanding questions in the case include whether anyone knew about the rape early on but didn’t report it and how dozens of teens attending a party that preceded the attack got ahold of beer and other alcohol.
DeWine has also previously confirmed that the grand jury will look at allegations of another rape the previous April.
A judge last month convicted the two football players of penetrating the West Virginia girl with their fingers after an alcohol-fueled party, once in a moving car and later in the basement of a house.
Ma’Lik Richmond, 16, was sentenced to at least a year in the state juvenile detention system, minus about two months he spent in jail before the trial.
Trent Mays, 17, was sentenced to at least two years in juvenile detention because he was also convicted of photographing the underage girl naked.
One of the reasons DeWine wanted a grand jury is because, even though the teens were arrested within days of the August attack, charges of a cover-up have dogged the case.
Part of that related to inaccurate reports early on that the local prosecutor’s son, who plays on the football team, was involved in the attack. The prosecutor took herself off the case and DeWine’s office stepped in.