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Dr. Phil to do a show on Steubenville rape case

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It's a case that has made headlines and rattled the tight-knit city of Steubenville, Ohio.

Two high school football players are accused of raping a 16-year-old girl, while partying in August 2012, and some community members are accusing authorities of conducting a lax investigation in order to protect the football program.

The case recently garnered national media attention after a video showing a teenage boy joking about the rape was leaked online by Anonymous, a loosely associated group of Internet hackers.

Ma'lik Richmond and Trenton Mays, both 16, have been charged with rape and are awaiting trial as juveniles -- but some critics believe the teens should be tried as adults and that more students should be charged.

Dr. Phil talks to community members about the controversial investigation and how social media is playing a part.

Tune in and decide for yourself: Are city leaders trying to protect the town's beloved football program, or is justice being served?

This episode of Dr. Phil will air Thursday at 3 p.m. on 21 WFMJ.

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