Grand Jury Set To Meet On Steubenville Rape Case

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Attorney General Mike DeWine says his goal is bring finality to the Steubenville community.

He said on Monday that the public still does not have all the facts in the rape case that prompted national attention. He would not elaborate on that statement.

Vestige Limited in Medina County was served a search warrant last week, and DeWine said that among other things, he is looking for people who may have tried to influence or stop the rape investigation.

"We're looking to see, frankly, if there's any cover-up," said DeWine. "We're looking to see if there's any obstruction of justice, anybody who did anything that did something they shouldn't have because it's a crime, and no one is off the table as far as people we're looking at."

DeWine said there will be many witnesses called, and the grand jury process could take weeks.

A grand jury does not mean that any additional charges will be filed.

Seventeen-year-old Trent Mays and 16-year-old Ma'lik Richmond, both football players, were found guilty of the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl.

Online petitions and a hacker group called Anonymous have claimed that others in the community tried to cover-up the crime.

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