Friday, January 4 2013 7:15 AM EST2013-01-04 12:15:44 GMT
19 Action News has obtained video of a disturbing rape. A young Ohio girl was allegedly raped last summer in Steubenville. Prosecutors say the assault took place on Aug. 11 and early the next morning. TheMore >
A disgusting video is at the heart of a rape investigation in Steubenville, Ohio. A young Ohio girl was allegedly raped last summer in the southeast Ohio town. More >
"Let me be clear. 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," said Attorney General DeWine.
Detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office alerted the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) to the online threats soon after Sunday's sentencing hearing wrapped up.
The Steubenville girls, ages 15 and 16, were both transported to the Jefferson County Juvenile Detention Center upon arrest.
The 16-year-old is charged with one misdemeanor count of aggravated menacing for threatening the life of the victim on Twitter. The 15-year-old is charged with one misdemeanor count of menacing for threatening bodily harm to the victim on Facebook.
In addition to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, those with the Steubenville Police Department and Jefferson County Prosecutor's Office assisted with the investigation.