Grand jury begins work in Ohio rape investigation

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

An eastern Ohio grand jury is ready to begin hearing from witnesses and examining evidence in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped by two high school football players.

The grand jury scheduled to start work Tuesday in Steubenville is investigating whether other laws were broken in connection with the rape.

That could include situations where adults like coaches or school administrators knew of the rape allegation but failed to report it as required by Ohio law.

Investigators issued search warrants at the high school and local school board offices Thursday.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says nothing is off the table for the 14-person grand jury.

A judge convicted the teens in March of raping the West Virginia girl after an alcohol-fueled party last August.


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