Hanlin issues statement

STEUBENVILLE – Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin issued a statement Saturday night regarding her involvement in the investigation into an alleged August rape incident involving a 16 year old Weirton female and two Steubenville High School students.

“My ethical duties as a prosecutor prohibit me from discussing the details of the case involving allegations of rape against two local juveniles until the matter has been resolved in court, Once the court proceedings have been concluded, I will be able to answer any questions the public may have and I have promised to do so,” said Hanlin.

“All allegations that me or my son or my home are involved in any way whatsoever in this criminal matter are 100 percent false. None of the alleged events occurred at my home. My son was not present at any time while the victim was alleged to have been unconscious, photographed, videotaped or sexually assaulted. Any statement to the contrary is 100 percent false,” Hanlin stated.