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Hearing for IT worker charged in Ohio rape case

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A court hearing is planned for an eastern Ohio school employee charged with tampering with evidence by a grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped last year.

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William Rhinaman

William Rhinaman, technology director at Steubenville City Schools, has also been charged with obstructing justice, obstructing official business and perjury.

The 53-year-old Rhinaman was scheduled to appear in Jefferson County Court Wednesday afternoon.

Rhinaman, who is being held without bond, is expected to ask for a public defender. He has denied the accusations against him.

A judge convicted two Steubenville football players of raping the West Virginia girl after a party on Aug. 11, 2012.

The indictment announced Monday alleges Rhinaman tried to alter or conceal evidence from that date through April 25.

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