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Indictment hearings in Steubenville rape case cancelled due to weather

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STEUBENVILLE, OH (WOIO) -

Friday's hearings for school leaders indicted in the Steubenville teen rape case have been cancelled due to weather.

The hearings were scheduled for Friday morning.  They have been rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 13.

Charged are Superintendent Michael McVey, principal Lynnett Gorman, volunteer football coach Matthew Belardine, wrestling coach Seth Fluharty, and school's director of technology, William Rhinaman.  Rhinaman's daughter has also been indicted on charges, not connected to the rape.

The investigation into the rape of a 16-year old girl by football players ended months ago, but the investigation of the cover up just ended -- and it places responsibility at the very highest level of leadership of Steubenville schools.

The case began with whispers of a passed out girl being dragged around a home after a party and football players raping her. The whispers exploded into shouts after a video of what happened surfaced.

Two players were found guilty for their roles. In a football crazed town some defended them and, according to the indictments, tried to make the rape go away.

Attorney General Mike DeWine says this is about the community healing itself and hearing the grand jury's message.

The attorney general wouldn't expound on how the cover up happened or what was covered up.

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