Steubenville Rape Case Far From Over: Ohio AG
Mike DeWine plans grand jury to probe more suspects
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2013 2:24 PM CDT
Updated Mar 17, 2013 2:50 PM CDT
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, right, answers questions about the Steubenville rape case during a news conference Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Steubenville, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Steubenville Herald-Star, Michael D. McElwain, Pool)

(Newser) – The Steubenville rape case isn't over yet, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine—who says he will convene a grand jury to see whether more people should be charged, CBS News reports. Two teenage football players were found guilty today of raping a 16-year-old girl, but DeWine notes that 16 other people wouldn't talk to investigators; several were underage. Possible charges will include failure to report child abuse or failure to report a felony.

Three other boys—two of them players on Steubenville High's vaunted Big Red team—apparently witnessed the rape and recorded it rather than trying to stop it. They were granted immunity in return for testimony that helped incriminate Trent Mays, 17, and Ma'Lik Richmond, 16. "This community desperately needs to have this behind them, but this community also desperately needs to know justice was done and that no stone was left unturned," said DeWine.

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PadrePio
Mar 18, 2013 8:52 AM CDT
A couple of questions: Where were the parents in this town? Where were the school officials? Where were the Police. I find it hard to believe that the cops didn't know about the bars and liquor stores that sell to these minors. Also how many times have the cops pulled over the drunken brats from the football team and let them go?
Peppergun
Mar 18, 2013 7:44 AM CDT
As someone who works in a college dorm I am sure this happens more then we know. Sad to say they should have taken all cameras off of their friends . That 's what got them hung. For being college students they were not thinking smart.
Twiny
Mar 17, 2013 11:44 PM CDT
Anybody who can be proven to have witnessed this rape and did nothing should be prosecuted. Why is there even a question about this?