Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine announced today that the state will be convening a grand jury to investigate whether there could be additional indictments or charges in the Steubenville rape case.
“A grand jury is an investigative tool that is uniquely suited to ensure fairness and to complete this investigation,” DeWine said at a news conference after today’s verdict. “And this community needs assurance that no stone has been left unturned in our search for the truth.”
Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, were both found delinquent — the juvenile court equivalent of guilty — today of the sexual assault of an intoxicated 16-year-old girl.
Both were sentenced to at least one year in juvenile jail and could be held until they are 21 years old. Mays was sentenced to an additional year for a charge related to distributing nude images of a minor.
Attorneys for both of the defendents said they plan to appeal.