Charge resolved for coach implicated in 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)

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s attorney general says an accusation that a high school wrestling coach tried to thwart an investigation into the rape of a 16-year-old girl will be dismissed in exchange for community service hours.

Seth Fluharty was charged last year with a single misdemeanor count of failure to report child abuse or neglect involving the rape of the girl by two Steubenville High School football players in 2012.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said Friday the charge would be dismissed once Fluharty completed 20 community service hours at a domestic violence shelter and attended anti-sexual violence training at Steubenville city schools.

A message was left with an attorney for Fluharty, who entered a not guilty plea to the charge last year.

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