Gag order issued in Cleveland gang rape case

March 16, 2011 4:39:25 AM PDT
We have new developments in the case of 18 men accused of gang raping an 11-year-old girl in Cleveland.

A Liberty County judge has approved a gag order that would bar investigators, witnesses and attorneys from any discussions with the news media of the upcoming trial. They're also barred from passing out documents, data and photographs related to the case.

The Liberty County District Attorney's Office sought the gag order, claiming the national publicity the case has received could taint a jury.

We've been working on this story with our Houston Community Newspaper Partners, the Cleveland Advocate.