Grand Jury In Ohio Rape Case Awaits Forensic Work

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state's attorney general says an eastern Ohio grand jury is waiting on outside forensic work before reconvening in a rape case.

The grand jury adjourned earlier this month after three days spent considering whether other crimes might have occurred in the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl a year ago.

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

One of the key issues before the grand jury meeting in Steubenville is whether adults who are required to report crimes knew early on of the rape last August but didn't say anything.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said Monday that forensic work involving cell phones and computers had yet to be completed by third parties, including Microsoft.

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