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Update: Steubenville Teens Charged with Rape will Remain in Detention Center

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Two Steubenville teens will remain in the Detention facility at the Jefferson County Justice Center.

The two teens charged with the rape and kidnapping of another minor will have a probable cause hearing now on October 12 and officials said it could be decided if the two will be tried as juveniles or adults.

Both teens were in court today for the proceedings.

Hamilton County Judge Thomas Lipps presided over Friday's hearing.

The two teens were charged in late August in connection with the alleged kidnapping and rape of the

girl. A police report was filed on August 14 by the girl's mother saying she had been sexually assaulted.


A probable cause hearing is set for Sept. 14 for  two Steubenville teens charged with rape and kidnapping of a juvenile girl.

Jefferson County Chief Juvenile Probation officer Fred Abdalla, Jr. said the hearing will happen at 9 a.m.

Hamilton County Judge Thomas Lipps will be on the bench.

The charges against the two teens were filed last week after the parents of the girl filed a police report on Aug. 14 saying their daughter was sexually assaulted.


Original Story: has learned the Ohio Supreme Court has appointed Judge Thomas Lipps to the rape case involving two Steubenville teenagers.

On Monday Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin was replaced. The Ohio Attorney General's Office announced two of their special prosecutors will now be handling the case. Click here for the full story.

The two teens involved were arrested and then officially charged after a juvenile came forward to police. One of the boys was charged with three counts; one count of rape in the first degree, one count of kidnapping in the second degree and one count of illegal use of minor, handling nudity oriented material, in the second degree.

The second teen was charged with two counts; one count of rape in the first degree and one count of kidnapping in the second degree. Click here for the complete story on the teens' charges.

Judge Lipps is originally from Hamilton County, Ohio. Court officials say they are trying to determine when the trial should start. will keep you posted on case developments.