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(CNN) — Images and messages posted to social media that appear to depict the sexual abuse of a girl in Steubenville, Ohio, have been taken out of context, the attorney for one of the teenagers charged in the incident said Friday.

“One of the main concerns we have is that this matter has been, by special interest groups all over the world, tried in the court of public opinion,” said Walter Madison, the attorney for defendant Ma’lik Richmond.

Richmond and another 16-year-old member of the small town’s highly regarded football team, Trent Mays, are charged with raping the girl at a series of back-to-school parties in August. Mays also is charged with “illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.”

Source: CNN