Steubenville superintendent resigns, charges dropped

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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Charges against a school superintendent accused of misleading authorities in their investigation into the rape of a girl by two high school football players have been dismissed following his resignation.

Jury selection in the trial of suspended Steubenville schools superintendent Mike McVey was to begin Monday. But the Ohio Attorney General’s office has agreed to dismiss all pending charges against him following his resignation.

McVey had pleaded not guilty to felony charges of obstructing justice and tampering with evidence. He had been accused of destroying data related to the school’s investigation of the August 2012 rape of the 16-year-old West Virginia girl.

McVey’s attorney Charles Bean confirmed the resignation and the dropped charges.

The two football players served time in state juvenile detention and are now free.

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