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Charge To Be Dropped Against Principal In Ohio Rape Case In Exchange For Community Service

Reported: Jan. 8, 2014 11:45 AM EST
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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- The case of an eastern Ohio elementary school official charged following an investigation into the rape of a 16-year-old girl in 2012 has been resolved without a trial.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Steubenville 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, who 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.

McNamara said Gorman learned about the party second- or third-hand.

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