Steubenville City Schools employee indicted for obstructing justice in Steubenville rape case
Jen Steer, newsnet5.com
5:36 PM, Oct 7, 2013
8:00 PM, Oct 7, 2013
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - A special grand jury has indicted a Steubenville City Schools employee for obstructing justice in the Steubenville rape case, the Ohio Attorney General's Office announced on Monday.
William Rhinaman, 53, of Mingo Junction, was also indicted for tampering with evidence, obstructing official business and perjury. Rhinaman worked in the area of information technology for the school district, according to the attorney general's office.
"This is the first indictment in an ongoing grand jury investigation. Our goal remains to uncover the truth, and our investigation continues," said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine in a news release on Monday.
On March 17, two Steubenville High School football players were convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl after a party in August 2012. That same day, DeWine said a 14-member grand jury would be investigating whether other crimes were committed, including if coaches or school officials knew about the allegations.
Ma'Lik Richmond and Trent Mays, both 17, were sentenced to time in the juvenile detention system and will be required to register as sex offenders.