Grand jury set to reconvene in Ohio H.S. rape case

Steubenville High School
FILE - In this file photo from Jan. 9, 2013, a security guard stands near the entrance to Steubenville High School in Steubenville, Ohio. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said on Thursday April 25, 2013 that search warrants have been executed at the high school attended by the two football players convicted in this trial. DeWine's office says in a statement that search warrants were also executed Thursday at the Steubenville school board offices and a northeast Ohio digital investigations company. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Steubenville grand jury is ready to renew its investigation into whether other laws were broken in the rape of a 16-year-old girl.

One of the key issues before the panel set to meet Monday is whether adults who are required to report crimes knew early on of the rape last August but didn’t say anything.

The panel last met May 24, then adjourned to give investigators overseen by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine time to gather more evidence.

A judge in March convicted two high school football players of raping the West Virginia girl after an alcohol-fueled party last summer.

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