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Grand jury begins work in Ohio rape investigation

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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