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Grand jury begins work in Ohio rape investigation

Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 11:50 a.m. CDT
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(Keith Srakocic)
FILE-- This file photo from Jan. 9, 2013, shows the Steubenville High School in Steubenville, Ohio. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said on Thursday April 25, 2013 that search warrants have been executed at the high school attended by the two football players convicted in this trial. DeWine's office says in a statement that search warrants were also executed Thursday at the Steubenville school board offices and a northeast Ohio digital investigations company. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An eastern Ohio grand jury has begun investigating whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped by two high school football players.

The grand jury held its first session Tuesday in Steubenville.

Possible crimes being investigated include situations where adults like coaches or school administrators knew of the rape allegation but failed to report it as required by Ohio law.

Investigators issued search warrants at the high school and local school board offices Thursday.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says nothing is off the table for the 14-person grand jury.

A judge convicted the two teens in March of raping the West Virginia girl after an alcohol-fueled party last August.

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