Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says a theft and receiving stolen property indictment issued by a Jefferson County grand jury has nothing to do with the rape case the panel is investigating.
The grand jury is investigating allegations other crimes were committed in the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two Steubenville High School football players last year. DeWine says the panel charged 20-year-old Heather Rhinaman on Wednesday after uncovering evidence she stole equipment from the Steubenville city schools and sold it. Rhinaman's father, William, is the Steubenville schools' technology director. He has pleaded not guilty to tampering with evidence and other charges related to the rape case.