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Settlement reached in Ohio anonymous bloggers case

Associated Press • Dec 28, 2012 at 9:44 AM

 two players in Steubenville in eastern Ohio were charged in August with rape after a girl's parents reported a sexual assault to police.

A student sued a blogger and anonymous blog posters after comments alleged he may have been involved in the incident but not charged.

Under a settlement announced Thursday, the student's family dropped their lawsuit and attempt to learn the posters' identities.

Scott Greenwood, an attorney representing the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, calls the settlement a win for free speech.

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