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DeWine Promises Grand Jury to Continue Investigation

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said he will convene a grand jury to investigate whether other people should be charged in the rape of a teenage girl beyond two boys who were found guilty.

DeWine spoke to media outlets Sunday following the verdict of the trial. DeWine addressed the victim and her family. He also mentioned the role social media played in the case. He stated that while social media drew attention to the case, it put that weight on the shoulders of a 16-year-old girl.

During his conference with reporters, DeWine reviewed the process of the entire investigation, from initial reports filed all the way to the case being prosecuted by his office.

According to the Associated Press, the case roiled the community amid allegations that more students should have been charged — accusations that Ohio's attorney general pledged to look into.

"This community desperately needs to have this behind them," DeWine said. "But this community also desperately needs to know justice was done and that no stone was left unturned."

7News will have a recap of the trial coming up on 7News at 6.