Ohio Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine just announced that four adults, including the superintendent of the Steubenville School District, have been indicted by a grand jury on charges related to the outcome and alleged attempted coverup of a teenage girl’s 2012 rape by members of the high school football team in Steubenville, Ohio.
The horrific case became widely spread throughout national news after boys who were involved posted pictures of the victim and descriptions of what they had done on social media. Last March, two boys from the football team were found guilty of rape. Following the conviction of the students, the head of technology for Steubenville City Schools was accused of tampering with evidence.
WOWK-TV reports, Steubenville City Schools Superintendent Michael McVey has been “charged with tampering with evidence, obstruction of justice and falsification.”
Others who were also charged include elementary school principal Lynett Gorman, for alleged failure to report child abuse; wrestling coach Seth Fluharty, for alleged failure to report child abuse; and volunteer football coach Matthew Belardine “who faces charges allowing underage drinking, obstructing official business, falsification, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.”
McVey is the superintendent of Steubenville City Schools. If convicted on all counts, McVey could serve up to seven years and 270 days in prison.
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