Ohio AG: Hold adults accountable in Steubenville rape case

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(CBS News) – A notorious rape case has taken an unexpected turn. In March, two high school football players from Ohio were convicted of attacking a girl at a party. On Monday, charges were filed against the superintendent of schools, a principal and two coaches.

In football-crazy Steubenville, Ohio, the rape case was riveting — and humiliating.

Photos posted online of the drunken 16-year-old victim dragged from room to room by two players at a crowded party fueled the suspicion that many more were guilty, but had escaped punishment.

Last January, CBS News asked school Superintendent Michael McVey why, for example, responsibility for disciplining any other players who admitted to being at the party was given to the football coach.

Dean Reynolds: Do you see a possible conflict of interest there?

Superintendent Michael McVey: Protocol was followed, sir.

Reynolds: What is the protocol? You and the principal defer to the football coach?

McVey: We followed our discipline protocol as we usually do.

McVey: Once everything is over and the facts are out, then we will make our decisions on what has to be done or who was involved or who was not involved.

But McVey now stands indicted on charges of tampering with evidence, lying to investigators and urging others to lie. Two coaches and a principal have also been indicted.

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3 comments

  • Awa

    I wonder if they would have “followed protocol” if the victim had been one of their daughters instead of just a student. People like that have no business educating our children, since their example has demonstrated incredibly skewed priorities and exactly how poorly they think of their female students.

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