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Two new arrests in Steubenville rape case
Girls accused of making social media threats against the victim
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


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Two teenage girls were arrested Monday for threatening the victim in the Steubenville rape case.

Tim Rudell on the latest Steubenville threats

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The girls, ages 15 and 16, are accused of using social media to post threats of bodily harm. Their names are being withheld because they are juveniles.

Steubenville police say the pair targeted the Weirton, W.Va., teen whom two Steubenville High School football players were convicted this weekend of raping. One girl is accused of menacing and the other of aggravated menacing because her threat reportedly contained a reference to death.
They were taken into custody yesterday. Both are in Jefferson County Juvenile Court now for preliminary hearings.  

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