There Might Be Even More Charges In The Steubenville Rape And Their Parents Are Probs Panicking

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steubenville rape case grand jury Attorney General Mike DeWine has made a statement that there will be a delay in the Steubenville gang rape case and we won’t hear from witnesses for about two weeks after it is convened Monday.This could mean that they are looking for additional evidence, or people who realize they are guilty are quick making last minute vacation trips or something. From WTOV.9:

DeWine said Thursday the grand jury will explore whether other laws were violated and could result in more charges or none at all.

I’m not sure how this could result in no other charges, especially considering there were a lot of other kids present, and this whole issue of whether Coach Reno knew about the rape and failed to alert authorities, and how some of the other members of the “Rape Crew” passed around pictures of a naked minor.

As much as I want justice to be served, as I’m sure most everyone else does, and I want the other guilty parties to receive their fair punishment, part of me feels bad for the parents of the kids who are potentially involved in this and who may be having to face the grand jury. I’m sure a lot of these parents and their kids are in a total panic but maybe they should have thought about that when they witnessed a girl being raped and handed out her pictures to all of their pals. It is comforting knowing that their will be a grand jury investigation and more charges will be filed, because it isn’t fair that only Ma’lik Richmond and Trent Mays have taken the fall for this.  It looks like we have a longer wait for justice to be served in this horrible case that has riveted the world.

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  1. Charmaine

    April 11, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    While I agree that there are probably more people who should be charged in this case, I wholeheartedly disagree with the sentiment that the rapists have “taken the fall”. With the exception of providing alcohol to minors, the other crimes of standing by while a girl was violated without intervening and taking and sharing pictures were secondary crimes that were only possible due to the rapists’ actions.

    • Keleyna Staves

      April 11, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      I consider that to be a part of the rape as well.

    • flan59

      April 12, 2013 at 12:40 am

      Neither can happen without the other…even if not in front if everyone…these kind of “date rapes” happen because the perps know she will orbabky not report…mainly because there will be accusations thrown at the girl from the get go…

    • Verity

      April 12, 2013 at 1:11 am

      I think those teens who tweeted, texted and instagrammed pictures and made derogatory comments about Jane Doe should be brought to book. The cyber harassment continued (some by adults) up until and even after the trial.

      And let’s be clear these were not ‘ignorant children’ as some defenders are calling them.They were teens 16 and 17 year old, near adults, old enough to know what they were doing. They were cruel, callous and entirely without empathy.

      To quote the Canadian Prime Minister ( referring to the alleged incidents leading up to Rehtaeh Parsons suicide) “I think we’ve got to stop using just the term bullying to describe some of these things. Bullying to me has a kind of connotation … of kids
      misbehaving. What we are dealing with in some of these circumstances is
      simply criminal activity. It is youth criminal activity, it is violent
      criminal activity, it is sexual criminal activity and it is often
      internet criminal activity,” said Harper.

    • Daisy

      April 12, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      What?! Harper said something that is not only not completely abominable, but that I actually agree with? Don’t get me wrong, I’m impressed and pleased, just… really surprised. It is good to hear that this is being taken seriously, though.

  2. flan59

    April 12, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Some.say the rapists should have been tried as adults, but that would make them worse. I think they are going to be labeled sex offenders and will get therapy…so there may be hope. I hope…

    • whiteroses

      April 15, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      “Make them worse”? Forgive me, but the only way this could have been “made worse” is if Jane Doe had been murdered somehow in the course of the evening.
      Therapy yes. Sure. But they still need to be punished to the fullest extent of the law for what they did.

    • flan59

      April 24, 2013 at 5:25 pm

      Yes, worse – adult prisons would make them even worse, hardened criminals and rapists…and I am sure they would be raped – and as much as I want them punished – I don’t wish rape on anyone -even a rapist. I say they have a better chance and not raping again by being in Juvenile detention.

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