Rumors have been swirling about a possible investigation of Jefferson Country, Ohio prosecutor Jane Hanlin, who led the initial stage of the infamous ‘Steubenville rape case’ that led to the arrest and eventual conviction of Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond.
The rumors are true.
There are people who would love to see Mrs. Hanlin brought down. She was the subject on intense discussion when the Steubenville rape story went national. Over 2,500 people signed a petition at Change.Org to have her disbarred. The petition was based on the false rumors promoted by blogger Alexandria Goddard and Anonymous, including baseless accusations that Hanlin was part of a massive cover-up.
Apparently influenced by the false Goddard / Anonymous narrative, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine convened a grand jury months ago and it’s led to two indictments so far. Some people were asking if the murmurings of a Hanlin background check meant Hanlin herself was next to be indicated.
Now it can revealed: Jane Hanlin HAS been under investigation for weeks.
At 12:45pm on October 28th, the world can finally know the results of the intensive background search…
Jane Hanlin has been sworn in as a Federal Prosecutor.
At least 2,500 people owe Mrs Hanlin an apology.
The smear campaign against her was a failure. Her amazingly successful record as a prosecutor spoke for itself.
Congratulations to Jane Hanlin. She endured months of vile falsehoods and even direct threats.
But the assault and harassment against innocent people in Steubenville that Alexandria Goddard started continues.
And now it’s being helped along by Mike DeWine and an investigation that many in Steubenville say is abusive.