Two juveniles arrested in sex assault case

STEUBENVILLE – Two juveniles have been arrested in connection to the alleged sex assault of an underage girl.

One of the suspects was arrested by the Jefferson?County sheriff’s office, the other by Steubenville police. Both arrests took place early this morning.

Students and graduates of Steubenville High School are allegedly involved in the case.

Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Jane Hanlin previously said she would recuse herself from the case because she knows too many of the individuals on a personal level. Hanlin said the names of the individuals believed to be involved in the alleged incident keep coming up, and she knows both of them as well as their parents.

Hanlin said she will ask the State Attorney General’s Office to come in and prosecute the case.

The police report was filed in Steubenville at 1:40 a.m. Aug. 14.

The report states that people came to the police station “in regards to a sexual assault involving their juvenile daughter.” Information was taken for a report and the subjects were referred to the Juvenile Division, the report states.

The two suspects were arrested today without incident, according to Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla.