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Ohio sheriff confronts protesters in football rape case

Protesters gathered in front of the of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, January 5, 2013. A county sheriff under fire for how he has handled a high school rape investigation faced down a raucous crowd of protesters on Saturday, telling critics no further suspects would be charged in a case that has rattled Ohio football country. REUTERS/Drew Singer

Protesters gathered in front of the of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, January 5, 2013. A county sheriff under fire for how he has handled a high school rape investigation faced down a raucous crowd of protesters on Saturday,...more

Protesters gathered in front of the of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, January 5, 2013. A county sheriff under fire for how he has handled a high school rape investigation faced down a raucous crowd of protesters on Saturday, telling critics no further suspects would be charged in a case that has rattled Ohio football country. REUTERS/Drew Singer
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Protesters gathered in front of the of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, January 5, 2013. Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla (L), under fire for how he has handled a high school rape investigation, faced down a raucous crowd of protesters on Saturday, telling critics no further suspects would be charged in a case that has rattled Ohio football country. REUTERS/Drew Singer

Protesters gathered in front of the of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, January 5, 2013. Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla (L), under fire for how he has handled a high school rape investigation, faced down a raucous crowd...more

Protesters gathered in front of the of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, January 5, 2013. Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla (L), under fire for how he has handled a high school rape investigation, faced down a raucous crowd of protesters on Saturday, telling critics no further suspects would be charged in a case that has rattled Ohio football country. REUTERS/Drew Singer
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