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March 17, 2013 | By Matt Pearce and Tina Susman
The court had its say in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case, with two high school football players found guilty Sunday of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. The victim's mother also had a statement for the two defendants, Ma'Lik Richmond, 16, and Trent Mays, 17, who were immediately sentenced to one and two years, respectively, in juvenile detention. (Mays received an additional year because he was also convicted of using nudity-oriented material, in the form of pictures of the girl on his cellphone.)
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March 31, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
What started as a peaceful protest over Albuquerque police involvement in a series of fatal shootings escalated into what the mayor called “mayhem” as cops and demonstrators clashed on Sunday. While tensions have been building for a while in the New Mexico city, the latest confrontation illustrates the continuing power of the Web and Internet groups to move beyond electrons into the streets, highlighting how the politics of protest has changed. Here is a primer to the issues. What happened on Sunday?
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SPORTS
June 20, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Serena Williams has reached out to the victim in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case after controversial comments were attributed to the tennis star in a Rolling Stone article earlier this week. Williams had a 30-minute conversation with the victim, her mother and family lawyer Bob Fitzsimmons on the phone from England, where she is preparing for Wimbledon, according to Fitzsimmons. “Serena was very nice, very sincere and it was a very well-received conversation among two women and a young lady,” the attorney said Thursday.
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December 13, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Four educators, including the suspended head of the Steubenville, Ohio. schools, pleaded not guilty to charges brought by the grand jury that investigated the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two high school football players. Mike McVey, who is on paid administrative leave, and the others entered their pleas on Friday in Jefferson County court. The four were released without having to post bond. “We are confident that we are going to prevail in these cases and prove they're unfounded,” McVey's attorney, Charles Bean, told reporters.
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January 24, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A petition was presented Thursday to the Ohio attorney general's office, calling for a continuing investigation of the Steubenville rape case that shocked the nation . The online petition, with 70,000 signatures, calls on Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine's office to continue investigating the incident to ensure all of the people who were involved, either directly or as onlookers, are prosecuted, Kate Londen, communications manager for Choice USA, told the Los Angeles Times. Two high school football players, Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, 16, have been accused of raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl at an alcohol-fueled party Aug. 11. Other partygoers, including athletes, used social media to propagate the alleged attack, especially through Twitter and by posting pictures on Instagram.
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December 13, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Four educators, including the suspended head of the Steubenville, Ohio. schools, pleaded not guilty to charges brought by the grand jury that investigated the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two high school football players. Mike McVey, who is on paid administrative leave, and the others entered their pleas on Friday in Jefferson County court. The four were released without having to post bond. “We are confident that we are going to prevail in these cases and prove they're unfounded,” McVey's attorney, Charles Bean, told reporters.
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November 26, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The superintendent of the Steubenville, Ohio, schools, along with two other educators, have been placed on paid administrative leave after they were indicted on charges prompted by allegations of rape involving members of a high school football team. Michael McVey, 50, will be temporarily replaced by Richard Ranallo, who retired as school superintendent in 2008 after 37 years in the city school system, the school board announced in an email sent to reporters Tuesday. McVey, who faces felony charges, including obstructing justice and tampering with evidence, joined the school system in August 1997 as an assistant high school principal and became superintendent in 2008.
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March 19, 2013 | Sandy Banks
It would be easy to close the book and say justice has been served in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case. Two high school football stars were found guilty Sunday of raping an intoxicated 16-year-old at a party in a case that became a national scandal after videos and photos of the assault wound up on YouTube and Instagram. The text messages, pictures and jokey tweets that teenagers from the party shared online suggest a communal lack of conscience. That made it easy to blame locals so enamored of their football team that jocks thought they could get away with just about anything.
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March 17, 2013 | By Tina Susman
An Ohio judge Sunday sentenced two teenage boys to at least a year in a juvenile detention facility after finding them guilty of raping a classmate in a closely watched trial that hinged on text messages, tweets and pictures shared online and among the defendants and their friends. Judge Thomas Lipps' sentence means Ma'Lik Richmond, 16, and Trent Mays, 17, could remain in detention until the age of 21. Mays, who was also convicted of using nudity-oriented material involving a minor, for having pictures of the girl on his cellphone, was sentenced to an additional year in detention.
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July 30, 2000 | CHARLEY GILLESPIE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In the house where Rachel Muha's son met his killers, priests now live and pray. Where evil once raged, now there is a place devoted to forgiveness. Brian Muha, 18, and his college roommate, Aaron Land, 20, were killed last year after they were kidnapped from their off-campus home near the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, Rachel Muha has bought the house so priests can live there free while attending the college, a Roman Catholic school with 2,100 students.
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November 26, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The superintendent of the Steubenville, Ohio, schools, along with two other educators, have been placed on paid administrative leave after they were indicted on charges prompted by allegations of rape involving members of a high school football team. Michael McVey, 50, will be temporarily replaced by Richard Ranallo, who retired as school superintendent in 2008 after 37 years in the city school system, the school board announced in an email sent to reporters Tuesday. McVey, who faces felony charges, including obstructing justice and tampering with evidence, joined the school system in August 1997 as an assistant high school principal and became superintendent in 2008.
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November 25, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The Steubenville School Superintendent was among four adults charged by a grand jury that investigated the case of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl who was raped last year by football players at a party in Ohio. The indictments, a mixture of felony and misdemeanor charges, were made by the grand jury last week and announced on Monday by Ohio Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine at a news conference televised from Steubenville. With the announcement, the grand jury has completed its investigation, he said.
SPORTS
June 23, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Top-seeded Serena Williams, who will begin pursuit of her 17th Grand Slam title on Tuesday when she faces Mandy Minella of Luxembourg on Wimbledon's famed Center Court, on Sunday apologized for comments about a teenage rape victim in Steubenville, Ohio, and “everything that was said” in a recent Rolling Stone profile of her. She also said she planned to keep her focus on tennis this week. “There's one thing I'm really good at, and that's hitting the ball over a net, in a box. I'm excellent,” she said at a pre-tournament news conference . Williams also repeated that she had apologized to the Steubenville victim for saying the girl “shouldn't have put herself in that position.” Williams also said she had reached out to rival Maria Sharapova on Thursday to apologize for comments in that article that were presumed to be about Sharapova.
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June 20, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Serena Williams has reached out to the victim in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case after controversial comments were attributed to the tennis star in a Rolling Stone article earlier this week. Williams had a 30-minute conversation with the victim, her mother and family lawyer Bob Fitzsimmons on the phone from England, where she is preparing for Wimbledon, according to Fitzsimmons. “Serena was very nice, very sincere and it was a very well-received conversation among two women and a young lady,” the attorney said Thursday.
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June 19, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Serena Williams has issued an apology for insensitive comments attributed to her in Rolling Stone magazine -- even though she also suggests she never made them. Williams is featured in an article posted Tuesday on the magazine's website. Toward the end of the piece, writer Stephen Rodrick describes watching television with the tennis superstar: "We watch the news for a while, and the infamous Steubenville [Ohio] rape case flashes on the TV -- two high school football players raped a drunk 16-year-old, while other students watched and texted details of the crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2013 | Sandy Banks
It would be easy to close the book and say justice has been served in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case. Two high school football stars were found guilty Sunday of raping an intoxicated 16-year-old at a party in a case that became a national scandal after videos and photos of the assault wound up on YouTube and Instagram. The text messages, pictures and jokey tweets that teenagers from the party shared online suggest a communal lack of conscience. That made it easy to blame locals so enamored of their football team that jocks thought they could get away with just about anything.
SPORTS
June 23, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Top-seeded Serena Williams, who will begin pursuit of her 17th Grand Slam title on Tuesday when she faces Mandy Minella of Luxembourg on Wimbledon's famed Center Court, on Sunday apologized for comments about a teenage rape victim in Steubenville, Ohio, and “everything that was said” in a recent Rolling Stone profile of her. She also said she planned to keep her focus on tennis this week. “There's one thing I'm really good at, and that's hitting the ball over a net, in a box. I'm excellent,” she said at a pre-tournament news conference . Williams also repeated that she had apologized to the Steubenville victim for saying the girl “shouldn't have put herself in that position.” Williams also said she had reached out to rival Maria Sharapova on Thursday to apologize for comments in that article that were presumed to be about Sharapova.
SPORTS
June 19, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Serena Williams has issued an apology for insensitive comments attributed to her in Rolling Stone magazine -- even though she also suggests she never made them. Williams is featured in an article posted Tuesday on the magazine's website. Toward the end of the piece, writer Stephen Rodrick describes watching television with the tennis superstar: "We watch the news for a while, and the infamous Steubenville [Ohio] rape case flashes on the TV -- two high school football players raped a drunk 16-year-old, while other students watched and texted details of the crime.
NATIONAL
March 19, 2013 | By Tina Susman
Two teenage girls from Steubenville, Ohio, have been arrested and charged with sending online threats to a 16-year-old rape victim whose attackers were convicted after using social media to swap pictures, videos and texts of their actions. Ohio Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine said Tuesday that the girls were arrested Monday afternoon in the small town about 30 miles west of Pittsburgh , Pa., where a juvenile court judge on Sunday convicted Trent Mays, 17, and Ma'Lik Richmond , 16, of rape . Richmond was sentenced to at least one year in juvenile detention.
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March 17, 2013 | By Tina Susman
Two Steubenville teenagers convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl began serving time in juvenile detention Sunday, but more people could face charges if a grand jury investigation determines that witnesses, the defendants' athletic coaches, or others turned a blind eye to the assaults. "I've reached the conclusion that this investigation ... simply cannot be completed, that we cannot bring finality to this matter, without the convening of a grand jury," Ohio's attorney general, Mike DeWine, told a news conference shortly after Ma'Lik Richmond, 16, and Trent Mays, 17, were convicted.
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