2 Teen Girls Arrested & Charged With Allegedly Threatening Steubenville Rape Victim

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 19, 2013

Sweet mother of God, what the hell is happening with teenagers today? Two teenage girls have been arrested for allegedly making threats — on social media — against the Steubenville rape victim, following Trent Mays’ and Ma’lik Richmond’s convictions on Sunday.

“Let me be clear,” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (above) said in a news release on his website announcing the arrests this evening. “Threatening a teenage rape victim will not be tolerated.  If anyone makes a threat verbally or via the Internet, we will take it seriously, we will find you, and we will arrest you.”

A 16-year-old girl was charged with aggravated menacing for allegedly threatening the life of the victim via Twitter, and a 15-year-old was charged with menacing for allegedly threatening bodily harm via Facebook. In addition to being fucking disgusting, can we talk about how utterly stupid it is to be threatening someone on social media where everyone can see it? Especially when you consider that much of the evidence in the Steubenville rape case — which led to Mays’ and Richmond’s convictions — was gathered on social media. So baffling and depressing. [ABC News]