Indictments Issued by Steubenville Special Grand Jury

Updated 51 weeks ago Special to HNN Provided by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

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

Michael McVey, 50, of Steubenville, has been indicted on five counts:

  • One count of Tampering with Evidence, a third degree felony
  • Two counts of Obstructing Justice, a fifth degree felony
  • One count of Falsification, a first degree misdemeanor
  • One count of Obstructing Official Business, a second degree misdemeanor

 

McVey is the superintendent of Steubenville City Schools. If convicted on all counts, McVey could serve up to five years and 270 days in prison.

 

Matthew Belardine, 26, of Steubenville, has been indicted on four counts:

 

  • Underage Persons Offenses Concerning ("beer or intoxicating liquor"), a first degree misdemeanor
  • Obstructing Official Business, a second degree misdemeanor
  • Falsification, a first degree misdemeanor
  • Contributing to the Unruliness or Delinquency of a Child, a first degree misdemeanor

 

Belardine is a former assistant high school football coach for Steubenville City Schools. If convicted on all counts, Belardine could serve up to one year and 265 days in jail.

Seth Fluharty, 26, of Wintersville, has been indicted on one count regarding Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect, a fourth degree misdemeanor. Fluharty is an assistant wrestling coach and special education teacher for Steubenville City Schools. If convicted, Fluharty could serve up to 30 days in jail.

Lynnett Gorman, 40, of Steubenville, has been indicted on one count regarding Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect, a fourth degree misdemeanor. Gorman is the Principal of West Elementary in Steubenville. If convicted, Gorman could serve up to 30 days in jail.

 

In October, the grand jury previously indicted William Rhinaman, 53, of Mingo Junction, on four counts and Hannah Rhinaman, 20, of Mingo Junction, on three counts.

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