Steubenville rape case: 'New developments' to be announced Monday

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 8:25am

The Ohio attorney general's office could say Monday whether more charges will be filed in connection with a 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl that made national headlines.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will announce "new developments" in a grand jury's investigation into whether other crimes were committed in the case that rocked the small eastern Ohio community of Steubenville, his office said. A news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET Monday in Steubenville.

In March, Steubenville High School football players Ma'lik Richmond and Trenton Mays were convicted of the rape, which authorities said took place at a party in August 2012. Photos and videos of the incident made their way onto social media and attracted national attention.

A grand jury then began probing whether others should be charged. In October, it indicted William Rhinaman, 53, the director of technology for Steubenville City Schools, on charges of tampering with evidence, obstruction of justice, obstructing official business and perjury.

Richmond was sentenced to a minimum of one year in a juvenile correctional facility. Mays got two years.

If convicted, Rhinaman could be sentenced to four years in prison, which is longer than the two teens convicted of rape will serve

--'s Graham Winch contributed to this report.

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