The rape victim from the case of the Ohio football players is getting death threats and threats of bodily harm posted on the social networks. Two girls, 15 and 16, were charged with aggravated menacing after posting threatening messages on Twitter, according to Xfinity News on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
The 16-year old girl threatened homicide in a tweet and she also posted “you ripped my family apart.” According to the Attorney General's office, this girl is a cousin of one of the accused boys, defendant Ma'Lik Richmond. The younger girl threatened bodily harm in a posting on Twitter.
Two high school boys were recently convicted of raping a very drunk 16-year-old West Virginia girl after a party where the alcohol flowed. The victim is now the target of these threats on social networks, as one of these messages was later re-posted on Facebook. This case tore apart a town as the boys were star football players.
This is not the first time the victim and her family have received threats over the social networks and the Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine, “demanded an end to such postings” on Tuesday.