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Online threats complicate Ohio school rape case

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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Agencies around an Ohio city are reacting to online threats tied to a rape investigation involving high school football players.

Officials have added online security, restricted access to websites and in a few cases taken websites down altogether because of the fear of hacking.

The case has gained international attention through the work of bloggers and hacker-activists who allege there was a cover-up to protect other football players they argue should have been charged.

The allegations hinge on the presence of other students nearby when the alleged attack happened, including at least two students who captured it on their cellphones but weren't arrested.

Two 16-year-old students go on trial in juvenile court next month on rape charges.

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