(Columbus) An eastern Ohio grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped last year has issued its first indictment against a local school employee.
The indictment announced by Attorney General Mike DeWine on Monday charges William Rhinaman of Mingo Junction with tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, obstructing official business and perjury.
DeWine says the charges are related to Rhinaman's job as a Steubenville city schools' information technology employee.
DeWine wouldn't give specifics about what the 53-year-old Rhinaman is accused of.
A phone listing for Rhinaman was not taking calls Monday. Messages were left for the superintendent of Steubenville schools.
Two Steubenville football players were convicted in March of raping the West Virginia girl after an alcohol-fueled party in August 2012. Get breaking news sent to your mobile phone. Text "news" to 21095.
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Posted Monday, October 7th 2013 @ 10pm