Here's an article from the NY Times that summarizes the story.
Only a couple people have been charged, but a whole lot of people come out of this looking pretty awful:
“The thing I found most disturbing about this is that there were other people around when this was going on,” Steubenville Police Chief William McCafferty said of the events that unfolded. “Nobody had the morals to say, ‘Hey, stop it, that isn’t right.’
“If you could charge people for not being decent human beings, a lot of people could have been charged that night.”
This coach sure comes across as a horrible person:
“The rape was just an excuse, I think,” said the 27-year-old Hubbard, who is No. 2 on the Big Red’s career rushing list.
“What else are you going to tell your parents when you come home drunk like that and after a night like that?” said Hubbard, who is one of the team’s 19 coaches. “She had to make up something. Now people are trying to blow up our football program because of it.”
And this coach sounds like an equally horrible person:
Saccoccia, [...] told the principal and school superintendent that the players who posted online photographs and comments about the girl the night of the parties said they did not think they had done anything wrong. Because of that, he said, he had no basis for benching those players.
When asked again about the players involved and why he chose not to discipline them, he became agitated.
“You made me mad now,” he said, throwing in several expletives as he walked from the high school to his car.
Nearly nose to nose with a reporter, he growled: “You’re going to get yours. And if you don’t get yours, somebody close to you will.”
Nice role model for his players, eh?
Instead of getting sympathy from the community, the victim is being ostracized:
At a hearing last month, the girl’s mother said her daughter remained distraught and did not want to attend school. The girl’s friends have ostracized her, and parents have kept their children away from her, the mother said.
One local blogger in the Steubenville area has been demanding that the authorities take this case seriously. For that, she's been viciously criticized, and threatened with a lawsuit (which was just thrown out by the court, fortunately).
Now the online hacker group "Anonymous" has gotten involved, in an attempt to identify and publicly shame more of the people involved in this case, and to pressure the police to expand their investigation beyond the couple of players who have already been charged. There's a good summary of Anonymous's involvement here:
Inside the Anonymous Hacking File on the Steubenville 'Rape Crew'
One result of Anonymous's work has been the unearthing of a 12-minute video, in which a former Steubenville high school student -- and current OSU student -- jokes about the girl being raped.
This story is finally starting to get a lot of coverage, in fact it's now being covered in the news outside the US (the UK, Australia, who knows where else).