2 Girls Threatened Steubenville Victim: Cops

Teens charged with posting threats online

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 18, 2013 7:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police have arrested two 16-year-old girls for allegedly posting social media death threats against the victim of the Steubenville rape case, WTOC reports. The threats were made on Facebook and Twitter, the AP reports; CBS News quotes one of them as reading, "you ripped my family apart, you made my cousin cry, so when I see you xxxxx, it’s gone be a homicide." Police say they've linked one of the girls to one of the convicted rapists, Ma'Lik Richmond. The girls are being held in a juvenile facility and face charges of aggravated menacing. (A grand jury probe may lead to other arrests in the rape case.)

Trent Mays, 17, left, and 16-year-old Ma'lik Richmond sit in court before the start of the third day of their trial on rape charges in juvenile court on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Steubenville, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, Pool)
One of the threats was allegedly made on Facebook.   (Shutterstock)
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