Rape victim targeted by threats
Updated: Tuesday, March 19 2013, 08:25 AM EDT
OHIO (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The guilty verdict against two high school football players in Stuebenville, Ohio has sparked social media backlash against the victim.
Now two teen girls have been arrested for tweeting threats against the rape victim.
"One says, 'You ripped my family apart, you made my cousin cry, so when I see you -bleep- it's gonna be a homicide.' I take this seriously," said Sheriff Fred Abdalla. “We've been monitoring Twitter for 24 hours, and continue. If there's anybody out there, crosses the line and makes a death threat, they're gonna have to face the consequences."
The sheriff says threats started before Monday's rape hearing was over.
The two girls are being held in juvenile detention. They are scheduled to appear before a judge Tuesday morning.