Trial Begins in Ohio School Football Rape Case
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Attorneys for two Ohio high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old West Virginia girl have withdrawn motions to dismiss the case after a judge determined the girl and two friends would be compelled to testify. (March 13)

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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYSteubenville, Ohio - March 13, 20131. Various court house arrivals and exteriorsPOOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYSteubenville, Ohio - March 13, 2013++AUDIO AS INCOMING++2. Judge speaking from benchSTORYLINE:Attorneys for two Ohio high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old West Virginia girl have withdrawn motions to dismiss the case after a judge determined the girl and two friends would be compelled to testify.The trial began Wednesday in juvenile court in eastern Ohio.The defense sought dismissal after a West Virginia judge initially rejected requests that the girl and two other juveniles from there be called to testify in Ohio. The judge reversed that ruling Tuesday after having a hearing on the matter.The players' attorneys say the juveniles' testimony could bolster the defense.The case has brought unprecedented attention to Steubenville (STOO'-behn-vihl) through social media and online criticism that others should have been charged.