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Ohio AG: search warrants issued in rape case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says search warrants have been executed at the high school attended by two football players who raped a 16-year-old girl.

DeWine's office says in a release that search warrants were also executed at the Steubenville school board offices and at Vestige Ltd., a digital investigations company in Medina County.

DeWine says judges in Jefferson and Medina counties sealed the search warrants.

The searches are related to evidence state investigators are gathering as part of a grand jury looking into whether other laws were broken in connection with the rape.

The 14-person grand jury was seated earlier this month and begins hearing from witnesses Tuesday in Steubenville in eastern Ohio.

A judge convicted the teens in March of raping the Weirton, W.Va. girl after an alcohol-fueled party last August.

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