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More Searches Conducted in Steubenville Rape Case

Updated: Friday, April 26 2013, 05:11 PM EDT
STEUBENVILLE -- The Ohio Attorney General's Office opened another chapter in the Steubenville rape case on Thursday, searching multiple buildings, including the city's board of education offices.

Search warrants were also executed at Steubenville High School and Medina County's Vestige Ltd., a company that specializes in computer forensic services.

Evidence from the searches is expected to be presented to the grand jury on April 30. Documents relating to the warrants are currently sealed.

The eyes of the nation were on Steubenville in March, when two players from the high school's lauded football team were tried for the rape of a 16-year-old girl.

Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’Lik Richmond, 16, were found delinquent -- the juvenile court's version of guilty -- in the trial, which focused largely on evidence gathered from social media platforms.

The case made national news again on Wednesday, when the Steubenville School Board announced a contract extension for the high school's football coach, Reno Saccoccia, believed by some to have been involved in an attempt to cover up his players' involvement in the rape.

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