A Steubenville school official has been arrested in connection with the case that made the Ohio town famous. William Rhinaman, 53, is facing multiple counts related to allegations he covered up the incident that put Steubenville in the headlines. CNN shared the details on Oct. 8.
Rhinaman was the Steubenville High School director of technology. He has now been indicted on four counts related to the rape case and he is being held without bond. He faces charges of tampering with evidence, obstructing official business, obstructing justice and perjury. Rhinaman was arrested Monday.
If convicted, the Steubenville man could get four years in jail, which is actually more time than either of the football students convicted will serve. Few details regarding the evidence in this case have been released by authorities. The case goes back to August 2012 when Trenton Mays and Ma'lik Richmond are said to have raped a young girl, and images of the incident went viral online. The two students were convicted of rape in March.
The investigation into who else should be held responsible in the case continues, and it seems charging William Rhinaman is simply one more step in trying to find justice for the young girl involved. Will others in Steubenville be brought to justice as well?