STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A grand jury in Jefferson County is meeting again this week to consider whether other crimes might have occurred in the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl a year ago.
The 14-member panel reconvened on Monday morning in Steubenville, and will meet again on Tuesday and Wednesday to review evidence and hear testimony connected to the case. The Ohio Attorney General's Office says the jurors will then break again until September as prosecutors review potential charges. One of the key issues before the grand jury is whether adults who are required to report crimes knew early on about the rape last August but didn't say anything.
Attorney General Mike DeWine previously stated that during the course of the investigation, 16 witnesses - both adults and teens - were uncooperative. A grand jury can be used to compel witnesses to testify.
In March, a judge convicted two high school football players of raping the girl after an alcohol-fueled party last summer.
Attorney General Mike DeWine has said nothing is off the table for the grand jury. The grand jury has met only seven days since it was seated on April 15.