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Steubenville Gang Rape

  • The Rape

    The Rape
    On August 11, a 16-year-old girl was drugged and brutally raped by members of Steubenville High School's football team. Later, her perpetrators posted footage of the attack on YouTube.
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    The Ongoing Trial

  • Investigation Begins

    Investigation Begins
    On August 14, she and her family made a police report to the Steubenville Police Department. Several cell phones were seized to be analyzed as investigators look for evidence collected on phones and computers.
  • Rape Charges Filed

    Rape Charges Filed
    Charges filed against Steubenville juveniles Criminal charges were officially filed against Trent Mays, 16, of Bloomingdale charging him with one count of rape, one count of kidnapping and one count of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material. Also formally charged was Ma'lik Richmond, 16, of Steubenville who faces one count of rape and one count of kidnapping.
  • Kerr, Hanlin Step down

    Kerr, Hanlin Step down
    Officials step down Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin recused herself from the case and announced two attorneys from the Ohio Attorney General's Crimes Against Children unit have been appointed as special assistant prosecutors for the county. Jefferson County Juvenile Judge Samuel Kerr also steps down from presiding over the case.
  • Judge Appointed to Case

    Judge Appointed to Case
    Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor informs Jefferson County Juvenile Court that Judge Thomas Raymond Lipps was appointed to the case. The Jefferson County prosecutor's office files a motion in juvenile court for both juveniles to be bound over to adult court if probable cause is found they committed the crimes. If probable cause is found, the court will conduct a study to determine if the juveniles are amenable to rehabilitation in the juvenile system.
  • Probable Cause Hearing

    Probable Cause Hearing
    The hearing was continued until Oct. 12 after lawyers with the state attorney general's office said they needed more time to prepare evidence. The two Steubenville High School students and athletes have been lodged in the juvenile detention center since they were arrested on Aug. 22. Prosecutors are seeking to have the juveniles bound over to common pleas court and tried as adults.
  • Protesters Camp Outside of Jail

    Protesters Camp Outside of Jail
    After the juveniles were denied their request to be released, the family and friends of one of the teens set up right across from the Jefferson County Jail to show their support saying the two accused are innocent. The father of one of the accused teens said he will be there day and night until the teens are released. He said the boys are being treated as if they are guilty before proven innocent and that investigators do not have enough hard evidence to hold them or prove their guilt.
  • Case Moves Forward

    Case Moves Forward
    Juvenile judge ruled there was probable cause for rape charges to continue. However, the judge dismissed kidnapping charges against Trent Mays and Malik Richmond. He also ruled a charge against Mays of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material will continue. Three fellow Steubenville High School students testified about the incident. Article with video
  • Mays and Richmond will be Tried as Juveniles

    Mays and Richmond will be Tried as Juveniles
    The two Steubenville High School student-athletes charged with rape will have their cases remain in the juvenile system. Lipps released Mays tand Richmond, both juveniles will be on electronically monitored house arrest and only allowed to leave the home for school and church. Richmond and Mays will attend the juvenile court alternative school. Lipps said he didn't want the juveniles to have contact with fellow students what have testified or may testify.
  • And the Trial Continues...

    And the Trial Continues...
    The next step in the proceedings is a pretrial hearing scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 14, followed by a trial.