Steubenville School Employee Indicted in Rape Case

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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio–An employee of Steubenville City Schools was indicted by a special grand jury.

The grand jury is looking into whether additional crimes were committed regarding the case in which two football players raped a 16-year-old girl at a party.

William Rhinaman, 53, of Mingo Junction was indicted on the following counts: tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, obstructing official business and perjury.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office said the charges are related to Rhinaman’s position at the schools in the area of information technology.

DeWine released a statement that said, “This is the first indictment in an ongoing grand jury investigation. Our goal remains to uncover the truth, and our investigation continues.”

Steubenville’s Board of Education released the following statement on Tuesday:

“The Board is not privy to the grand jury proceedings and has no knowledge or information about the evidence leading to these charges.  The Board will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement authorities in their on-going investigation, as we have since this investigation first began.”

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