Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Friday, April 11 that a resolution had been reached in the case of Seth Fluharty, the Steubenville High School wrestling coach who was indicted by the special grand jury investigating the Steubenville rape case, for failing to report child abuse or neglect.
The resolution states that Fluharty agreed to the following:
- Perform 20 community service hours at the A.L.I.V.E. shelter or other approved facility in the Steubenville area.
- Attend a training session for Steubenville City Schools provided by the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) to provide Steubenville school staff members with an overview of of sexual assault and to teach them how to co-facilitate the "Stand Up!" program for Steubenville students.
Attorney General Mike DeWine explained, "This resolution acknowledges how very important it is to report child abuse and neglect. Mr. Fluharty will be part of the work that is being done in Steubenville to educate students and school officials about the seriousness of sexual asslt and the need to report these incidents."
If Fluharty successfully completes the terms of the agreement, the misdemeanor charges against him would be dismissed.
Fluharty's case is the third case to be resolved among the six individuals indicted by the special grand jury. Matthew Belardine and William Rhinaman, who were also indicted, have court appearances scheduled for April 22.