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Grand jury adjourns for day in rape case

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Associated Press


An eastern Ohio grand jury examining whether other laws were broken in the rape of a 16-year-old girl last year has adjourned for the day.

Among issues being investigated by the Steubenville panel are whether adults such as teachers or coaches knew of the rape but failed to report it as required by state law.

The panel planned to reconvene today.

The grand jury was convened after a judge convicted two Steubenville High School football players of raping the West Virginia girl in August 2012.

The grand jury previously charged the Steubenville city schools’ information-technology director with tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, obstructing official business and perjury.

The panel also has indicted the technology director’s daughter on theft and receiving stolen property charges unrelated to the rape case.