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Ex-Steubenville High School Worker Pleads Guilty to Theft, Must Enter Drug Treatment Program

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STEUBENVILLE -

Hannah Rhinaman, an ex-Steubenville High School worker charged with stealing equipment in a case that arose out of an investigation into the Steubenville rape case, plead guilty to the charges on Wednesday.

As part of the plea agreement, Rhinaman must enter a drug treatment program, and if she completes the program, all charges will be dismissed, and the felony erased from her record.

An assessment by the Jefferson Behavioral Health System showed Rhinaman is "drug dependent or in danger of becoming drug dependent," and stated that drugs did contribute to the theft being committed.

The defense asked to set a time of one year for the treatment to be completed.

Rhinaman said in court that she would like to "pick up the pieces and move on with her life."

The treatment program Rhinaman will undergo includes: being under supervision of the Adult Probation Department, the continuation of treatment at the Jefferson Behavioral Health System, 12 set meetings per week and random drug testing.

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The charges against Rhinaman were not related to the assault on a West Virginia girl in 2012 but were turned up by a grand jury investigation into whether other laws were broken in the rape case.