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Four Indicted in Rape Case
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (Alison Harmelin) -- Four adults are now indicted in connection with a rape case in Steubenville, Ohio that sent two high school football players to jail.
All are high- ranking school officials, including the school district's superintendent. This case gained national attention after texts and pictures of the attack turned up on social media.
Alison Harmelin reports the latest investigation looked at whether the school covered up a crime.
Eight months after two Steubenville, Ohio high school football players were convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl; grand jury has indicted four adults in the case.
The schools Superintendent Michael McVey faces felony charges including tampering with evidence and obstructing justice. Two coaches and a principal face lesser charges.
Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine says, Everyone has an obligation to find the truth, not hide the truth.
Ma'lik Richmond and his teammate Trent Mays, both now 17, were sentenced to at least a year in juvenile jail for the crime. The case gained national attention after photos, videos and texts of the incident appeared on social media.
The grand jury investigated whether the school participated in a cover up to protect the football team. In an interview with CBS Correspondent Dean Reynolds earlier this year, McVey said he did what he was supposed to do.
Last month the grand jury also indicted the schools information technology director.
"How do you hold kids accountable if you don't hold the adults accountable, says DeWine.
Those indicted are due in court next month.