Grand jury considering rape case meets again

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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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) – A grand jury in far eastern Ohio is meeting again to consider whether other crimes might have occurred in the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl a year ago.

A spokesman for the Ohio Attorney General’s office says the panel was reconvening Monday in Steubenville.

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

In March, a judge convicted two high school football players of raping the girl after an alcohol-fueled party last summer.

Attorney General Mike DeWine has said nothing is off the table for the grand jury.

The panel had suspended its work for a break after meeting for two days in July.

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