Crime

School Workers Plead Not Guilty in Steubenville Rape Case

Charged with trying to cover up assault

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Four school workers indicted by a grand jury investigating possible cover-ups in an Ohio rape case pleaded not guilty Friday, but the brief court hearing shed little light on exactly what they allegedly did.

The four were charged last month after a months-long probe looking for wrongdoing in connection with the sexual assault of a drunken 16-year-old girl in Steubenville by two high school football players after a booze-fueled party in August 2012.

After Trent Mays, 17, and Ma'Lik Richmond, 16, were convicted of rape and sentenced to at least a year in juvenile prison in March, a grand jury convened to determine if anyone else broke any laws heard from 123 witnesses.