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2 Steubenville, Ohio H.S. football players convicted of rape

Outrage in case spurred along by social media

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Two high school football stars were found guilty Sunday of raping a 16-year-old girl last August, in a case that drew wide attention for the way social media spurred the initial prosecution and later helped galvanize national outrage over the episode.

The town’s obsession over its football team, many said, had shielded other teenagers who did little or nothing to protect the girl.

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