Travis Mays and Ma'Lik Richmond were convicted this past March for raping a drunk and at times unconscious 16-year-old Jane Doe, but the story isn't over for the town of Steubenville, Ohio. Since the end of April, more evidence has been collected and a grand jury has been investigating whether or not there were more people involved in this case, including possibly covering for the two boys.
On Monday, authorities announced the first arrest and indictment of an adult who is believed to be connected to the case. William Rhinamen, 53, the director of technology at Steubenville High School, faces charges of tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, obstructing official business, and perjury, CNN reports. Back in April, police searched the school and school board offices. It is was believed they were looking for evidence of some kind of "digital trail" related to the crime, being left on school computers.
"This is the first indictment in an ongoing grand jury investigation. Our goal remains to uncover the truth, and our investigation continues," Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said. Other than that, authorities are being mostly silent. If convicted, Rhinamen could face four years in prison. He is being held without bail.
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