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Steubenville Superintendent Resigns, Charges Dropped

Steubenville Superintendent Resigns, Charges Dropped

The Steubenville, Ohio, schools superintendent resigned Monday as part of a deal to dismiss all charges against him for allegedly deleting evidence and misleading authorities investigating the 2012 rape of a teenage girl by two football players, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Jan. 12. Michael McVey, 51, of Steubenville had been charged with tampering with evidence, obstructing justice and related crimes. Prosecutors said he erased emails and hard drives — or had someone wipe them — and lied about the school’s review of the incident, created emails with bogus information and directed others to create records after the fact. He also concealed information about a party that occurred four months before the rape, rumored to have involved teen drinking and sex, according to court documents. The deal was announced before a trial scheduled to begin Jan. 12 for McVey.

Steubenville Superintendent Resigns, Charges Dropped