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UPDATE: Attorney's discuss judge's ruling in Steubenville rape case

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Two Steubenville teenagers will remain in the Jefferson County Juvenile Detention Center until their next hearing Nov. 1.

In court Friday night Hamilton County Judge Thomas Lipps found probable cause on the charges for pandering and rape for both suspects. The judge determined there was no probable cause for kidnapping for both suspects.

The defense discussed the evening of the alleged crime.

"They don't say anything everybody is quiet because they knew," said Defense Attorney Walter Madison. "They knew exactly what was going on and so did she." 

In total, five witnesses testified, four of them did not wish to be recorded, except for Detective Rigaud. 

Prosecutors tell WTRF.com "They knew she was in that position and they kept going she was a toy to them that night and she was treated like a toy that night and bottom line is we don't have to prove that she said no, we just have to prove that when they're doing the things to hear she's not moving she's not responded." 

The two suspects were ordered to stay at the detention center until the next hearing Nov. 1. 

"We are disappointed that they're being held currently but the judge indicated that he would review that again at the next court date which is exactly three weeks or so and we are hopeful that in the end justice will prevail," said Defense Attorney Adam Nemann.


 

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Judge Thomas Lipps has ruled there is probable cause for rape and pandering for both defendants.

According to 7News reporters at the courthouse Judge Lipps ruled there is no probable cause on the kidnapping charge. The case will proceed with the charges of rape and pandering for both teens

They will not be released and will remain in the Juvenile Detention Center until the trial continues on Nov. 1. 

 

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The hearing began just before 4 p.m. Friday. A Steubenville Student took the stand  testifying he was with the suspects the night  the alleged sexual attacks occurred.

The student, who will not be identified,  told the court he took a video of one sexual act in a car and was a witness to a sexual act in his own basement.

An Ohio Forensic Analyst testified she recovered two photos of the alleged victim.


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Hamilton County Judge Thomas Lipps has determined media will be allowed in the courtroom for the probable cause hearing for the two Steubenville teens accused of rape.

Judge Lipps said the public interest outweighs the privacy of the defense and their families.

The defendants' names were reported by certain media outlets.

Judge Lipps heard from WTRF attorneys and other local media who argued for media to be in the courtroom Friday.

Attorney's argued the serious nature of the offenses has generated intense public interest in the case and in the proceedings. They also mentioned the alleged perpetrators are close to 18 and there is a petition pending to transfer the case to adult court.

Stay with 7News and WTRF.com for updates as they become available.

 

WTRF.com Update


The probable cause hearing for the two Steubenville teens accused of rape has been pushed back at least 1 hour while the court goes over legal proceedings.

At the moment, Hamilton County Judge Thomas Lipps is determining whether the media is allowed in the courtroom.

The hearing was originally set for 10:30 a.m. at the Jefferson County Justice Facility. 

The two teens are charged with allegedly raping and kidnapping a juvenile girl.  During the hearing, a decision may be made whether the teens will be tried as adults.

 

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A probable cause hearing is scheduled  Friday morning for two 16-year-old  Steubenville juveniles arrested on charges of rape and kidnapping.

The Friday hearing is 10:30 at the Jefferson County Justice Facility and will be before Hamilton County Judge Thomas Lipps.

The teens are charged with felonies of the first and second degree.

Authorities said the two teens are charged with allegedly raping and kidnapping a juvenile girl.

During Friday's hearing, the two teens could find out whether they will be tried as an adult.

The prosecutors are Jennifer Brumby and Marianne Henneter from the Ohio Attorney General's Office.

 

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Two 16-year-old juveniles went before Juvenile Judge Samuel W. Kerr at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after being arrested on charges of rape and kidnapping.

They are felonies of the first and second degree.

Authorities said the two juveniles were taken from their home at 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. and taken to the juvenile detention facility.

Prosecutors opposed their release so they were both taken back to the detention facility.  Click here for Jefferson County Prosecutor Jan Hanlin's thoughts on the case.

Click Here for the statement from Steubenville Superintendent Michael McVey on this story, and click here for the reaction from local citizens.

 

WTRF.com UPDATE


Two 16-year-old juveniles have been arrested and charged with allegedly raping a juvenile girl.

According to Steubenville Police, the incident happened at a party two weeks ago.

Police also said they worked late Tuesday night before making the arrests.

According to Steubenville Police Chief Bill McAfferty, the two accused of rape are students from Steubenville High School. Steubenville Police arrested one of the accused, while the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department arrested the other.

There have been numerous rumors since the alleged incident that several parties took place that weekend.

Steubenville Police Department continues to investigate and the case will now be transferred to the Juvenile Court System.

Stay with WTRF.com and 7News as we work hard to bring you the very latest on this developing story.

 

ORIGINAL STORY


Parents of a juvenile girl filed a report August 14 alleging their daughter was sexually assaulted.

WTRF.com talked to City Law Director Gary Repella Monday and he said city officers and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department are investigating the incident.

Stay with WTRF.com and 7News as more information becomes available in this case.