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Steubenville Principal Strikes Deal, Ducks Trial

She'll do community service work instead

(Newser) - Prosecutors have agreed to drop their case against West Elementary School Principal Lynnett Gorman, thanks to a last-minute deal that will see Gorman complete 40 hours of community service, and speak to her staff about recognizing child abuse, the Toledo Blade reports. Gorman was one of five adults indicted in... More »

Steubenville Teen Released

Ma'lik Richmond released from juvenile detention after less than year

(Newser) - The Steubenville rape case is far from over for four school officials , but one chapter has ended for one of the teens convicted in the August 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl. Ma'lik Richmond was released from an Ohio juvenile detention facility yesterday after less than a year there,... More »

School Officials Charged in Steubenville Rape Case

Superintendent, assistant football coach among those indicted

(Newser) - Four school employees were charged in connection with the Steubenville rape case today, including Superintendent Michael McVey, who was charged with obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence, NBC News reports. Volunteer football coach Matthew Belardine was charged with allowing underage drinking, obstructing official business, making a false statement, and... More »

Want to Talk Intelligently About Rape? 5 Rules

It's appalling how many people are incapable: Katie McDonough

(Newser) - Citing the 30-day sentence received by a teacher who raped a student, the Washington Post column arguing that teacher-student sex is sometimes OK , the sympathy extended to the Steubenville rapists, and of course, Richard Cohen's quite controversial Washington Post column about Steubenville, Katie McDonough comes to this depressing conclusion:... More »

WaPo Columnist Links Miley, 'So-Called Steubenville Rape'

Richard Cohen sets off a firestorm on the Internet

(Newser) - Richard Cohen condemns teenage culture in the Washington Post today, and in so doing manages to link Miley Cyrus' VMA twerking to what he terms the "so-called Steubenville rape case." He uses the qualifier because "this was not a rape involving sexual intercourse." The passed-out girl... More »

2 Teens Charged in Case of Girl Who Hanged Herself

Rehtaeh Parsons committed suicide after photo of alleged assault was circulated

(Newser) - It took nearly two years, but charges have been filed in Canada in the high-profile case of a teenage girl who hanged herself after an alleged sexual assault and subsequent cyberbullying. Police in Nova Scotia arrested two 18-year-old males on child pornography charges, reports CNN . The family of Rehtaeh Parsons... More »

Uproar Over Serena Williams' Rape Comment

Williams apologizes, appears to deny she made the comment

(Newser) - This probably wasn't the focus Rolling Stone was going for when it ran a profile on Serena Williams headlined, "The Great One." Nonetheless, attention has centered on one controversial comment that comes toward the end of its lengthy article, made by Williams in reference to the Steubenville... More »

Outrage After Steubenville Extends Coach's Contract

Reno Saccoccia gets two more years in admin role

(Newser) - Reno Saccoccia, the Steubenville High School football coach whose star players were found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, has had his contract as the school's "director of administrative services" extended for two years. The news has sparked outrage across social media, the Washington Post reports, though... More »

Student's Response to Steubenville Case Goes Viral

'Real men treat women with respect'

(Newser) - Disgusted with the Steubenville rape case , University of Oregon sophomore Samantha Stendal made a short video about how men are supposed to act, reports KVAL . It apparently struck a chord—the video has had about 1.3 million views on YouTube in just four days. In it, a young man... More »

Teens: Why We Didn't Help Steubenville Rape Victim

Police video reveals why they held back

(Newser) - New video has emerged of police interviewing teenagers who saw the Steubenville rape victim getting more and more drunk before she was attacked, ABC News reports. "I could tell that she was gradually getting more drunk and worse throughout the night,” said 16-year-old Farrah Marcino. “Just, like,... More »

Rehab Can Save Steubenville Rapists

Irin Carmon: It usually works with juvenile sex offenders

(Newser) - When the Steubenville verdict came in, one of the two convicted teens said in the courtroom that his life was over, notes the New Yorker . Many of his critics would agree, using the conventional wisdom that sex offenders can't be rehabilitated. But at Salon , Irin Carmon makes the case... More »

Social Media, Family Guy Contributed to Steubenville

Two columnists weigh in on rape case

(Newser) - The Steubenville rape case is shocking, but should we really be surprised that none of the teens who witnessed the crime helped the victim? Two columnists today argue that modern culture, from social media to shows like Family Guy, contributed to just such a situation:
  • This is basically a modern-day
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In Conn. Town, Echoes of Steubenville

Football players charged with assaulting 13-year-old girl

(Newser) - Two 18-year-old high school football players in Connecticut stand accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl, in a case that has disturbing echoes of Steubenville . Edgar Gonzalez and Joan Toribio are each charged with sexual assault and two other felonies; the investigation into both cases began Feb. 10, but it'... More »

2 Girls Threatened Steubenville Victim: Cops

Teens charged with posting threats online

(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... More »

CNN Slammed for Sympathizing With Steubenville Rapists

The Internet reacts to Poppy Harlow, Candy Crowley commentary

(Newser) - CNN is getting slammed everywhere from Twitter to the blogosphere to mainstream media today, thanks to its coverage of the Steubenville rape verdict yesterday. After the teen boys were found guilty, anchor Candy Crowley kicked it to her reporter by saying, "I cannot imagine having just watched this on... More »

Steubenville Rape Case Far From Over: Ohio AG

Mike DeWine plans grand jury to probe more suspects

(Newser) - The Steubenville rape case isn't over yet, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine—who says he will convene a grand jury to see whether more people should be charged, CBS News reports. Two teenage football players were found guilty today of raping a 16-year-old girl, but DeWine notes... More »

Boys Found Guilty in Steubenville Rape

Teens will be remanded into juvenile detention center

(Newser) - A judge has found two boys guilty in the rape of a 16-year-old girl that rocked the small Ohio town of Steubenville, reports the AP . Judge Thomas Lipps ruled that Steubenville High School football players Trent Mays, 17, and Ma'Lik Richmond, 16, are guilty of digitally penetrating the girl... More »

Teen: I Recorded Some of the Steubenville Rape

Court hears testimony, horrible text messages

(Newser) - A teenager testified in the Steubenville rape trial today that he'd personally witnessed defendant Trent Mays put his fingers inside the victim's vagina as they drove from one party to another, and even recorded it on his cellphone—though he says he deleted the video the next morning,... More »

Steubenville Prosecutor: Girl Too Drunk to Consent

Says football players knew it, 'treated her like a toy'

(Newser) - The high-profile rape trial in Steubenville, Ohio, got under way today, and prosecutors' strategy looks to be straightforward: They aim to prove that the 16-year-old girl at the center of the case was so drunk that she could not possibly have given consent to the two football players accused of... More »

Under Microscope, Steubenville Rape Trial Kicks Off

No electronic devices allowed in courtroom after weeks of online furor

(Newser) - There will be no electronic devices allowed in the Steubenville courtroom where the trial begins today for the two high school football players accused of raping a 16-year-old girl last summer—ironic considering how the accused and the entire town have been on trial via all matter of social media... More »

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