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Bill Johnson Statement on the Steubenville Rape Case

Washington, D.C., January 7, 2013 | Michael Tadeo (202.225.5705)

Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement concerning the ongoing investigation into the rape charges in Steubenville.

“As the father of two daughters and grandfather of four granddaughters, had something like what is being alleged here have happened to one of my loved ones, I would be demanding justice to the fullest extent of the law. I have spoken with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine about this case, and am confident that the state and local authorities are conducting a thorough investigation.”

“Violence against women has no place in any civilized society, especially America. I am heartbroken for the victim and her family, and am confident that justice will be served through a fair trial so that the healing process can begin.”