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2 girls plead guilty in Twitter threats after Ohio football players were convicted of rape

Two teenage girls have been sentenced to probation after guilty pleas in the case of threatening tweets sent after a guilty verdict in a high-profile Ohio rape case.

The tweets sent in March had threatened homicide and bodily harm against a girl raped by two high school football players.

The attorney for one of the girls said Thursday that charges of intimidation of a witness and aggravated menacing were dropped.

Attorney Sara Gasser says the 16-year-olds admitted to a single misdemeanor charge of telecommunications harassment and were placed on six months' probation.

The tweets were sent March 17. That's the day a judge found the two Steubenville High School football players guilty of raping the West Virginia girl after an alcohol-fueled party last summer.