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Ohio school official charged with obstructing Steubenville rape case

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Rape CaseSTEUBENVILLE, Ohio (Reuters) – A grand jury has indicted the Steubenville schools superintendent on charges that he obstructed an investigation into the rape of a drunk teen girl at a party last year, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said on Monday.
The grand jury also has indicted an elementary school principal, a wrestling coach and a volunteer assistant coach for the Steubenville football team, DeWine said, adding that the grand jury’s work was finished, barring new evidence.
Superintendent Michael McVey, 50, was indicted on two counts of obstructing justice and one count of evidence tampering, all felonies, and misdemeanor counts of making false statements and obstructing official business, DeWine said.
The grand jury had indicted one other person in connection with its inquiry into the rape case, which drew national attention to Steubenville, a town about 40 miles west of Pittsburgh, after a photo and video that appeared to document the assault of the 16-year-old girl were posted online.
“It’s time to let Steubenville move on,” DeWine told a news conference.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Daley; Writing by David Bailey; Editing by Paul Thomasch and Maureen Bavdek)