Juvenile offenders

Statehouse News Bureau

Kids under 13 can’t be charged with rape in Ohio. But the Ohio Supreme Court will decide if they can be charged with other sex crimes if both involved in the act were under 13.  The court heard arguments in a case involving a 12-year-old and a nine-year-old.

OGT/Ohio Channel

The Ohio Supreme Court has sharply split over whether a 112-year sentence for a teenager convicted of kidnapping and raping a Youngstown State student in 2001 is constitutional.

Copyright Henryk Sadura

Gov. John Kasich’s office is not confirming or denying reports that the state’s youth and adult prison systems might merge in the future.

Andy Chow

Ohio leaders are hoping to score some help from a national group to cut down on the number of minors put behind bars.