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Attorney for Steubenville Rape Victim Reacts to School Employee's Indictment

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It's been over a year since a serious crime was committed, but now the wheels of justice continue to move in the Steubenville teen rape case.

On Monday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the first indictment by the Special Grand Jury. 53-year-old William Rhinaman, an I.T. specialist for Steubenville schools, was indicted on counts of tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, obstructing official business, and perjury.

With this first indictment, many are now realizing this case is far from over and more indictments are very possible.

7 News anchor Nate Fluharty sat down with Wheeling attorney Bob Fitzsimmons, who was also the victim's attorney in this case. Fitzsimmons told Fluharty, "we all wish this case never happened. If we could go back and change things we would, but we can't eliminate it. So what do we do as a society? We address the problem and do everything in our power to correct them."

When asked about the latest indictment, Fitzsimmons said, "it makes me feel good that they are looking at people that should be responsible, especially for the children. We need to protect our children as much as possible."

Stay with WTRF.com for continuing coverage on future indictments.


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