Coach, Homeowners May Be Investigated in Steubenville Rape Case

Charges possible for those who failed to speak up


The head football coach at Steubenville High School and the owners of a house where an infamous 12-minute video was filmed could be investigated as Ohio prosecutors look into how adults responded to allegations of rape last year.

One day after a judge convicted two high school football players of raping the 16-year-old girl in August, Steubenville's top official said she welcomed a new, wide-ranging probe into possible wrongdoing connected with the rape.

The announcement of the guilty verdict was barely an hour old Sunday when state Attorney General Mike DeWine said he was continuing his investigation and would consider charges against anyone who failed to speak up after the summertime attack. That group could include other teens, parents, school officials and coaches for the high school's beloved football team, which has won nine state championships.

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  1. I don’t understand how the homeowners weren’t charged immediately. We see stories all the time about homeowners charged when kids are found to have even small amts of booze – and no other crime committed and kids aren’t even drunk. These kids were smashed! And several horrific crimes were committed. I don’t get it? Is this police department not interested in working? What the hell kind of type warp town is this anyway?

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