STEUBENVILLE RAPE CASE Judge Rules To Keep Steubenville Case In County Where Alleged Rapes Occurred
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jan. 30, 2013 12:25 PM EST
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A judge has ruled to keep the upcoming rape trial of two Ohio high school football players in the county where the alleged attack happened.
Judge Thomas Lipps on Wednesday sided with prosecutors who didn't want it moved out of Jefferson County in eastern Ohio. He rejected arguments by attorneys for the two defendants that moving it would cut down on witness intimidation and harassment.
The judge also ruled that trial will now start on March 13 and that it should be open to the public.
The football players are accused of attacking the girl twice after an alcohol-fueled party in mid-August in Steubenville (STOO'-behn-vihl). The girl attends a high school across the river in West Virginia.
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