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10:52 PM, Jan 4, 2013   |    comments
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KANTELE FRANKO
Associated Press

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) - An online video has fueled social media reaction to the case of two Ohio high school football players charged with rape, but the attorney general's office says it's not new evidence for state investigators handling the case.

The 16-year-old boys are set for trial next month in juvenile court in Steubenville in far eastern Ohio on allegations that they raped a teenage girl last August. State prosecutors are handling the case because local authorities knew people involved with the football team in the small city.

An unverified video purportedly showing another student joking about the alleged rape victim has increased public interest in the case. The video apparently was released by hackers who say they're upset that more people haven't been held accountable in the case.

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