Trial Set for Coach Charged After Steubenville Rape Case
File Photo/Protestors are shown during the Steubenville rape trial.
STEUBENVILLE (AP) - A former volunteer coach whose home was allegedly the scene of a drinking party that preceded the rape by two Ohio high school football players is set for trial in the spring.
Matthew Belardine and three others are charged with trying to thwart the investigation into the August 2012 rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl by two Steubenville football players. He has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor counts including making a false statement and contributing to underage alcohol consumption.