First Indictment Issued for Teen Rape Case by Special Steubenville Grand Jury

Updated 6 years ago Special to HNN Provided by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

(STEUBENVILLE, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that the first indictment has been issued in the special grand jury reviewing whether additional crimes were committed regarding the Steubenville teen rape case.

William Rhinaman, 53, of Mingo Junction, was indicted by the grand jury on the following counts:

  • Tampering with Evidence, a     third-degree felony
  • Obstructing Justice, a     fifth-degree felony
  • Obstructing Official     Business, a second-degree misdemeanor
  • Perjury, a third-degree     felony

The charges against Rhinaman are related to his position as an employee of Steubenville City Schools in the area of information technology.

Attorney General DeWine had the following statement after the indictment was issued.


“This is the first indictment in an ongoing grand jury investigation. Our goal remains to uncover the truth, and our investigation continues.”

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