FIRST ON WTRF.com: Grand Jury Has Been Selected in Steubenville Rape Case

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WTRF.com UPDATE:

The Grand Jury in the Steubenville rape case has been selected as of 11:30 a.m. Monday. Nine jury members and five alternates have been chosen. The Grand Jury returns on April 30 to hear testimony.

Selected jurors will investigate whether other laws were broken in the case of a teenage girl raped by two high school football players last year.

Meanwhile, Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin told WTRF news partner the Steubenville Herald-Star newspaper on Sunday (http://bit.ly/YXu6oq ) that authorities investigated the rape of the 16-year-old girl even after the victim's father asked them to drop the case.

Hanlin told the Herald-Star that it would not have been in the best interest of justice to not keep pursuing the case.

 


 

ORIGINAL STORY:

Grand Jury selection began at around 10 a.m. Monday in the Steubenville rape case, while testimony is set to begin on April 30. At that date, the testimony will be heard four days a week for as long as it takes to hear all witnesses.

Selected jurors will investigate whether other laws were broken in the case of a teenage girl raped by two high school football players last year.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said that nothing is off the table.

Questions in the case include whether anyone knew about the rape early on but did not report it and how teens attending a party that preceded the attack got beer and other alcohol.

WTRF's Laurie Conway is covering the selection live. Follow her on Twitter here.

 


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