Steubenville fights online criticism of sexual assault case with its own website

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In the wake of heavy online scrutiny and attacks by Anonymous, the city of Steubenville has launched a website to release what it calls “accurate information” about a pending sexual assault case. Earlier this year, two local teens were arrested after allegedly assaulting a girl while she was incapacitated during a party. As the investigation unfolded, blogger Alexandria Goddard captured and publicized what appear to be tweets describing the attack and pictures of the girl being carried by her alleged attackers. Months later, hackers operating under the banner of Anonymous took up the cause as well, leaking a disturbing and potentially incriminating video of another student apparently joking about the girl’s rape.

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