The Steubenville rape scandal is by no means over just because two convicted star players from Big Red's famed football team have begun serving their sentences.
As promised within only hours of the March verdict being read which pronounced both teens from the self-named "Rape Crew" guilty of sexual asault and other offenses, the Ohio state attorney general has continued his probe into the exact circumstances that led to an under-aged girl's drugging and prolonged attack in the summer of 2012.
As part of that ongoing investigation, a grand jury was convened on April 15th this year, immediately followed up by the issuance of search warrants to seize computers and electronic documents from the Steubenville City School district and its various school board members.
Boxes of paperwork and other physical proofs were additionally removed from the premises this past Thursday, in an inquery that's bound to extend far beyond merely identifying the students and parents who knew of and/or witnessed the girl's assault and failed to report it, but to those school officials who thereafter may have been involved in an active cover up.
The fact that a computer forensics firm was also said to have been served search warrants may imply the degree to which such illegal concealment was actually carried. Spokespersons for that company refused to answer repeated requests by reporters for them to elaborate on what police were looking for at their facility.
In response to inquiries concerning the search of school grounds and offices, Steubenville's Board of Education said that: "Steubenville City Schools was issued a search warrant by the Ohio Attorney General's Office on Thursday, April 25, 2013. We have been from the beginning, and are continuing, to fully cooperate with authorities in this investigation."
But only time will tell whether this is a true or false statement.
The grand jury is scheduled to begin hearing testimony in the Steubenville rape scandal on April 30th. It is estimated that approximately 40 citizens so far can expect to be summoned to testify and submit to the jury's questioning.
For a town with a population of just slightly over 18,000, that's a lot of potential perps per capita. Will Big Red's illustrious coach, Reno Saccoccia, be one of them? Read my predictions HERE.