Grand jury renews probe in Steubenville rape case

Associated Press


An eastern Ohio grand jury has renewed its investigation into whether other laws were broken in the rape of a 16-year-old girl.

One of the key issues before the panel that met Tuesday in Steubenville is whether adults who are required to report crimes knew early on of the rape last August but didn’t say anything.

The panel also met Monday, the first time since it adjourned in late May to give investigators overseen by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine time to gather more evidence.

A judge in March convicted two high-school football players of raping the West Virginia girl after an alcohol-fueled party last summer.

DeWine spokesman Dan Tierney says he can’t confirm future sessions beyond Tuesday.

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