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Steubenville teens guilty in rape case; Ohio AG to continue investigating
Case has drawn thousands of protesters and massive old, and new, media attention


 
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Moments after the Steubenville rape trial ended Sunday morning with convictions of the two accused “Big Red” high school football players, Ohio’s Attorney General called for a grand jury to continue investigating the case.  WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports.

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Mike DeWine told reporters that successfully prosecuting the two players charged directly with sexually assaulting the 16-year-old girl who been with drinking with them isn’t enough to put the case to rest in Steubenville. Accusations persist from groups like “Anonymous,” that local officials covered up the incident to protect the Big Red football program.  DeWine says there’s no evidence of that, but only by his investigators clearly leaving no stone unturned can full public confidence be restored.  

He also says a better local understanding of sexual assault can help prompt awareness of rape as a national problem.

“Crimes like this are committed ever single weekend in this country.  And until we wake up and understand that, we’re not going to understand the problem”

DeWine want the grand jury to be convened in Jefferson County in April. The two players at the center of the story were convicted. One, a 16-year-old, was sentenced to a minimum of 1 year in juvenile detention. The other, a 17-year-old, will serve a minimum of 2 years.

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