In one of the tweets, the writer appears to threaten to kill the girl at the center of the rape case. Another warns that she will be beaten.Houston Texans J.J.Watt 10th Anniversary Jersey.
The messages were among a swarm of tweets posted Sunday, shortly after the verdicts for two teenage boys found guilty of raping the girl by putting their fingers in her vagina while she was too intoxicated to consent during a series of end-of-summer parties in August.J.J.Watt Jersey.
That case prominently featured photographs, videos and text messages documenting portions of the abuse.
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In addition to the threatening tweets, other Twitter users posted messages harshly criticizing the rape victim’s character, according to screen shots captured by a website dedicated to fighting online bullying.
The accounts from which the tweets reportedly originated were either deleted or password-protected Tuesday afternoon.
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The girl accused of tweeting the death threat turned herself in after learning that investigators were looking for her, Sheriff Fred Abdalla said.J.J.Watt Jersey.
The other girl reportedly apologized on Twitter before her mother deleted her account, according to the anti-bullying website. The site said the girl’s mother also apologized in a posting, saying her daughter is “in tears and is more sorry than I have ever seen her.”
The sheriff called the arrests a warning to anyone else considering threats against the victim.
“And I can assure you we’ve been monitoring Twitter for 24 hours and continue to,” he said. “If there’s anybody else there crosses a line and makes a death threat, they’re going to have to face the consequences.”