Steubenville Rape

Steubenville rape case back in courthouse; grand jury considers crimes commited

Jefferson County Justice Center on Feb. 27, 2013 in Steubenville, Ohio. Photo / AP - Andrew Welsh-HugginsSTEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) – A grand jury in far eastern Ohio is meeting again to consider whether other crimes might have occurred in the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl a year ago.

A spokesman for the Ohio Attorney General’s office says the panel was reconvening Monday in Steubenville (STOO’-behn-vihl).

1 of the key issues before the grand jury is whether adults who are required to report crimes knew early on about the rape last August but didn’t say anything.

In March, a judge convicted two high school football players of raping the girl after an alcohol-fueled party last summer.

Attorney General Mike DeWine has said nothing is off the table for the grand jury.

The panel had suspended its work for a break after meeting for two days in July.

Source: AP

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