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Residents React to Steubenville Sexual Assault Case

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Police are continuing to investigate the case of the Steubenville sexual assault. Click here to read the story.

Word of the investigation has spread throughout the city and people are reacting to the controversial case.

"Number one, I feel deeply sorry for the young girl involved and for the family," said John Rogers of Steubenville. "I think it's a shame everything that's happened but I think who's responsible for covering it up should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

Many residents are sympathizing with the victim and her family.

"I have three daughters and I have worked with kids and kids are something that  if they are under aged, they should be loved, not that way," said Sugar Grove resident Joe Bard. "They should be cherished."

A detective has been assigned to the case to assist with the significant amount of evidence collected. Authorities say it will take some time to process all of it.

Police Chief McCafferty was joined by Prosecutor Jane Hanlin and a member of her staff to work until the early Wednesday morning when the arrests were made.

"There seems to be a lot of information out in the community," said MCCafferty. "Some of this information that you may have is illegal. I would highly suggest that you come to the police if you have any of this or if you know anything about it. Because if you are caught with it, it is illegal."