Grand Jury Considering Steubenville Rape Case Meets Again

Lady Justice sits atop the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Steubenville. A grand jury will consider whether other crimes occurred in the case.(Photo: Flickr)
Lady Justice sits atop the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Steubenville. A grand jury will consider whether other crimes occurred in the case.(Photo: Flickr)

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 said the panel was reconvening Monday in Steubenville.

One 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.

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