COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he’ll announce after the upcoming trial of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl whether charges will be brought against others.
DeWine says he isn’t ruling additional charges in or out in the case of the alleged rape in Steubenville, which was witnessed by at least three other students and apparently known about by still more.
Hacker-activist groups and women’s advocacy organizations have questioned why people who knew about the rape weren’t charged under an Ohio law requiring people to report crimes of which they’re aware.
DeWine on Monday said his office’s investigation is now looking at what happened after the alleged assault.
DeWine’s office told lawyers for three witnesses last fall that their clients wouldn’t be charged.