Superintendent charged in Ohio rape case
The Associated Press
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — An Ohio school superintendent and three more people have been charged following by a grand jury investigation prompted by the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl last year.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the charges Monday in Steubenville.
The grand jury had investigated whether adults like coaches or school administrators knew of the rape allegation but failed to report it as required by state law.
The Steubenville superintendent faces the most serious charges, including obstructing justice. A principal, a strength coach and a volunteer coach also are charged. They’re accused of interfering with the investigation or failing to report possible abuse of a minor.
A judge convicted two Steubenville football players in the August 2012 rape. The attorney general’s office says the investigation also included possible crimes committed in connection with another alleged rape four months earlier.