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7:02 am
Tue March 5, 2013

More Charges In Steubenville H.S. Rape Case Possible

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he'll announce after the upcoming rape trial of two Steubenville high school football players whether charges will be brought against others.

The players are accused of raping a 16-year-old girl last year. At least three other students were witnesses and others apparently knew about it. Activist groups have questioned why people who knew about the rape weren't charged under an Ohio law requiring people to report crimes of which they are aware. DeWine's office told attorneys for three witnesses last fall that their clients would not be charged. Now DeWine says he isn't ruling out additional charges.