Residents of Steubenville want to see rights done and the town will be better off going forward because of the research, town administrator Tabatha Davison said.
"Football is essential in Steubenville, but I think overall if you considered the team in and of itself, it's the training and learning process, the ethical roughage of our team, and the culture of our team, that is even more essential," Davison told The Associated Media in her first feedback since a assess on Weekend charged the gamers.
The statement of the accountable judgment was hardly an hour old Weekend when condition Lawyer Common Scott DeWine said he was ongoing his research and would consider expenses against anyone who did not talk up after the strike last summer. That team could include other teenagers, mother and father, university authorities and trainers for the great college's dearest soccer team, which has won nine condition tournament.
A grand jury will meet in mid-April to consider evidence gathered by investigators from dozens of interviews, including with the football team's 27 coaches.
Text messages introduced at the trial suggested the head coach was aware of the rape allegation early on. DeWine said coaches are among officials required by state law to report suspected child abuse.
"I've reached the conclusion that this investigation cannot be completed, simply cannot be completed, that we cannot bring finality to this matter without the convening of a grand jury," DeWine said.
The attorney general, Ohio's top law enforcement official, also said the rape was not an isolated problem specific to Steubenville. Sexual assaults occur every Friday and Saturday night across the country, DeWine said, calling it "a societal problem."
Steubenville schools Superintendent Mike McVey released a statement Monday reiterating his position that the district was waiting until the trial ended to take action. The statement didn't address the grand jury investigation.