On the Record

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Simmons weighs in on new Steubenville developments

With four more indictments in the Steubenville rape case, national attention once again turns toward this small town in Southeastern Ohio.

Professor Ric Simmons, a former New York assistant district attorney, has followed the case since the beginning and provides national media with expert analysis about the complexities of trying various aspects of the case.

In an interview with NPR, a portion of which was aired All Things Considered, Simmons said: “The social media pressure not only overcame the initial difficulty in the case of people not wanting to take it seriously, but also now it’s led to indictments of other people who weren’t being cooperative,” he said.