School officials indicted in Steubenville teen rape case


Ohio has indicted school officials who tried to cover up the Steubenville teen rape case.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine convened the grand jury that issued indictments against several people involved in the cover-up of the terrible rape of an unconscious 16-year-old girl by two Steubenville High School football players in April 2012. She was brutally raped while other teens stood by, watched, and even took photos and tweeted about the attack. A superintendent, principal, IT officer, and two coaches now face charges. On March 17, 2013, the two rapists were convicted of digitally penetrating the West Virginia girl and sentenced to a juvenile detention facility until they turn 21. One was also found guilty of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.

Steubenville Superintendent Mike McVey (charged with felony counts of obstructing justice and tampering with evidence and a misdemeanor charge alleging he made a false statement in April 2012.), strength coach Seth Fluharty (charged with failing to report possible child abuse in August 2012), volunteer football coach Matthew Belardine (faces several misdemeanor charges, including making a false statement and contributing to underage alcohol consumption – the incident took place at his home) and elementary school principal Lynnett Gorman (charged with failing to report possible child abuse in April 2012) were charged last Monday.

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