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Newsweek- “Why Is No One Talking About the Second Steubenville Rape Case?”

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Yesterday’s charges are connected to the rape of a 14-year-old girl, too. Pittsburgh Post Gazzette/Zum Press/Alamy

 

By  / November 27 2013 10:22 AM

Steubenville, Ohio is now officially ready to move on from last year’s infamous teen rape case, in which a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by two high school football players. Or at least that’s the message from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, even though half the school officials indicted this week are charged with failing to reportanother alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl.

After Steubenville High School football players Ma’Lik Richmond and Trent Mays were convicted in March of raping a 16-year-old West Virginia girl after a drunken party in August 2012, DeWine assembled a grand jury to review whether additional crimes were committed. It met 18 times and heard from 123 witnesses. This week, the jury indicted four school officials, including Steubenville City Schools superintendent Mike McVey, who was charged with multiple felonies for obstructing justice.

A volunteer football coach was also indicted, on several misdemeanor charges, including providing alcohol to minors, along with a strength coach and elementary school principal who were both charged with one count regarding Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.

The indicted employees were immediately placed on administrative leave and are due in court December 6. Two others — the Steubenville schools’ information technology director and his daughter — were also indicted by the grand jury last month, the latter on charges unrelated to the rape case. Both pleaded not guilty.

DeWine told reporters yesterday it was unlikely there would be more charges and that it was time for Steubenville to seek closure.

“This community has suffered a great deal. I know they desperately need to be able to put this matter behind them,” he said. “All of us, no matter where we live, owe it to each other to be better neighbors, classmates, friends, citizens.

“We must treat rape and sexual assault as the serious crime of violence that is. When it’s investigated, everyone has an obligation to help find the truth — not hide the truth, not tamper with the truth, not obstruct the trust, and not destroy the truth.”

The statement is less measured that it appears, given that half the new charges are related to a separate matter: the reported rape of a 14-year-old girl in April 2012, many months before the nationally publicized case that hit the headlines.

McVey’s charges include a misdemeanor charge, alleging he made a false statement in April 2012. Gorman’s charge of failing to report possible child abuse is also from April. The Attorney General’s office confirmed that both charges were related to the alleged April rape but declined to comment on how or whether the cases of the 16-year-old and the 14-year-old were related.

Bob Fitzsimmons, the lawyer who represented “Jane Doe” in the nationally publicized case that landed Richmond and Mays in juvenile prison for at least a year, confirmed to Newsweek that he also represents the younger girl, whose family hasn’t filed charges. He declined to comment further.

The original April 2012 incident did receive some local news coverage, but not until the fall, when “those searching the Internet after the rape allegations surfaced in August also unearthed a months-old conversation among Steubenville baseball players and wrestlers about a possible April attack involving a 14-year-old student,” as the Cleveland Dealer reported in September 2012. According to the paper, the girl’s family didn’t file a police report until she read that “conversation” online.

Multiple sources in Steubenville, who would only speak off the record, said the alleged sexual assault also involved Steubenville High School athletes and took place at a team coach’s house.

Yesterday’s official news release said the new charges were “regarding the Steubenville teen rape case” — in the singular — and, despite repeated requests from this reporter, the Attorney General’s office won’t speak on the record about any possible connection between the two incidents.

Alexandria Goddard, the legal consultant widely credited with bringing the August 2012 case to light, has covered the case of the 14-year-old on her blog, Prinnifed, including screencaps of teenagers allegedly referring to the assault (Example: “It wasn’t rape they were just making love!!!”). She told Newsweek the case has probably been further obfuscated because locals were divided on whether it was “truly consensual,” even though the legal age of consensual sex in Ohio is 16 and the purported victim just 14.

Others said the girl may have been pressured to keep quiet. At the time, Steubenville area radio host David Bloomquist, known as “Bloomdaddy,” said he thought the 14-year-old was making it up. “I guess the best way to sum up what I’m saying is this: It’s easier to tell your parents you were raped than, ‘Hey mom or dad, I got drunk and decided to let three guys have their way with me.'” he said.

“It’s time to let Steubenville move on,” Attorney general DeWine said yesterday after announcing the final four indictments. The grand jury is clearly eager to do so. But it will take more than definitive proclamations of closure to change the way people — both in Steubenville and across the country — talk about sexual assault and consent.

 

http://www.newsweek.com/why-no-one-talking-about-second-steubenville-rape-case-207333

 

 

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Second Indictment From #Steubenville Grand Jury

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Hannah Rhinaman (20), of Mingo Junction has been indicted on three counts unrelated to the rape case:

⇨Grand theft
⇨2 counts of receiving stolen property

According to the indictment these crimes occurred between August 20th-Sept 21st, 2012.

Hannah was an employee of The Steubenville school district.

She worked 118 hours under a “purchase order” contract in her father’s department setting up computer labs and updating software, and was paid $7.70 per hour during this time frame- Superintendent Michael McVey

Hannah is no stranger to the law. She has arrests for “OVI” and “Drug paraphernalia.” She served 30 days and is currently on probation.

Her current indictment is unrelated to her father’s case. If convicted she faces up to 3 years in state prison.

Both Hannah (arraignment) and her father William ( pre-trial hearing) are due in court on Friday.

She has some interesting Facebook posts as well:

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Dewine’s Press Release-

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Indictment-

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First Indictment From The Special Grand Jury

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This is going to be short. The special grand jury came back with it’s first indictment against a Steubenville school IT employee.

William Rhinaman, 53, of Mingo Junction was indicted for perjury, tampering with evidence, and obstructing an investigation during the Steubenville teen rape investigation. (In March Malik Richmond and Trent Mays were convicted of rape and are serving 1 and 2 year sentences.)

The Ohio AG’s office released the sealed indictment Tuesday. Mr. Rhinaman plead not guilty and is out on $25,000 bail. His next court date is October 25th at 11AM where he will be expected to be assigned a public defender.

Copies of the official indictment-

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Steubenville Grand Jury Reconvenes – WTRF 7 News Sports Weather – Wheeling Steubenville

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Steubenville Grand Jury Reconvenes – WTRF 7 News Sports Weather – Wheeling Steubenville

he Grand Jury in the Steubenville rape case reconvened Monday as members probed into whether other laws were broken in the rape of a 16-year-old girl.

One of the issues being addressed is whether adults knew of the rape last August but didn’t report it.

The Grand Jury last met on May 24, then adjourned to give investigators time to gather more evidence.

 

Worldwide Anonymous-@Nunyaman The Target of Steubenville GJ?

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Don Carpenter might be the target of the Steubenville Teen Rape Grand Jury?? Show your support Anon or Not Anon.

Don you know I’ll always be in your corner supporting you!

http://worldwideanonymous.wordpress.com/

 

Threatening Letters- The lies of @Judicious1_

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I am addressing this because despite being told by many to stop the lies, hate and bullshit, Judicious1_ continues.

Mailing threatening letters would be investigated by the USPS. It’s a Federal Crime. You need proof of this?

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http://www.ehow.com/how_5909952_report-harassing-mail-postmaster-general.html

SO Judicious1_ , if threatening letters are being sent through the U.S. Postal Service, it would be investigated as a Federal Crime NOT by a Jefferson County Grand Jury and DEFINITELY not Steubenville P.D.

Think about your lies before you spew them like word vomit.

 

Steubenville Grand Jury Convenes Tuesday

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The Grand Jury will begin looking at evidence from the Steubenville rape case on Tuesday.

Last month, Ma’lik Richmond and Trent Mays were found delinquent of raping a 16-year-old at a party back in August. More people could be indicted if the jury finds other laws were broken.

Just days ago, search warrants were executed at school board offices, Steubenville High School, Harding Stadium, and a digital investigations company in Medina County. State investigators gathered evidence for the grand jury to look into.

Stay with WTRF for live team coverage throughout the day on
Tuesday.
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