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Steubenville High football players go on trial

NEED TO KNOW
  • Accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl
  • 16-year-old boys say they are innocent
  • Some have accused the teens of getting special treatment

Two teenage football players go on trial Wednesday morning in a case that's pushed a small Ohio community into the spotlight.

Update from Evening Express: Prosecutor: Intoxicated girl treated like a toy

The boys are accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, but there are accusations of a cover-up by Steubenville leaders and police.

Social media sites and the hacker group "Anonymous" posted disturbing texts, photos, and videos linked to the case. 

Police say some of that info is false and they've had trouble getting possible witnesses to talk. 

More: Rape trial shines unwanted spotlight on Ohio town 

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