STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – An eastern Ohio elementary school official charged following an investigation into the rape of a 16-year-old girl has resolved his case without a trial.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says Steubenville (STOO'-behn-vihl) elementary school principal Lynnett Gorman will perform community service related to rape awareness in lieu of prosecution.
DeWine said Wednesday that a misdemeanor charge of failing to report child abuse or neglect will be dropped in June if Gorman completes her service.
A message was left with Gorman's attorney, Dennis McNamara. He has said Gorman was accused of failing to report a teen sex and drinking party in April 2012 unrelated to the rape of the West Virginia girl later that year.
McNamara says Gorman learned about the party second- or third-hand.