Former Steubenville Fire Chief’s Rape Case Bound Over to Grand Jury


The case of a former fire chief facing rape charges in one local city will be presented to a grand jury. 

Former Steubenville Fire Chief John Mencer is charged with rape after officials said he raped a 5-year-old from June to August 2014.

Mencer waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday. His case will be presented to the Jefferson County Grand Jury.

His bond was continued at $500,000.

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