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School IT Worker Linked To Ohio Rape Case Retires
An eastern Ohio school district’s technology director has retired after being charged with evidence tampering in an investigation about whether other laws were broken in a rape case involving two athletes.
Steubenville schools IT director William Rhinaman is charged with evidence tampering, obstructing justice, obstructing official business and perjury. The 53-year-old Mingo Junction man has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors haven’t outlined specific allegations against him.
The school board approved the longtime employee’s immediate retirement Friday.
A message seeking comment was left for his appointed attorney.
Rhinaman was indicted by a grand jury looking into other aspects of the rape case. It was convened after two Steubenville high school football players were convicted of raping a 16-year-old West Virginia girl after an August 2012 party.