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2 Ohio teens charged with threats to rape victim

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Prosecutors in eastern Ohio have filed formal charges against two girls accused of posting online threats against a 16-year-old rape victim.

The two teenagers are being held without bond in the Jefferson County detention center in Steubenville, as is customary for juveniles.

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The girls were charged Tuesday with intimidation of a victim, telecommunications harassment, and aggravated menacing.

The 15- and 16-year-old girls would face up to six years in prison if convicted as adults, but they probably would be treated as juveniles.

That means the teenagers could only be detained up until their 21st birthdays, if convicted.

The girls are accused of sending threatening tweets about the victim on Sunday, the same day her attackers were convicted in juvenile court.

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