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City school employee indicted

Director of technology charged in connection with teen rape case

October 8, 2013

STEUBENVILLE — William Rhinaman, a 53-year-old director of technology for Steubenville City Schools, remains in the Jefferson County jail today waiting for his Wednesday afternoon arraignment on......

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Oct-09-13 10:41 AM

Agree with you flickd! Great to see the folks like yourself and many others on here and in the community standing up for the victim and what is right. It is harder in a small town when some terrible event like this occurs.Everybody is related or knows most everyone else.Nobody wants to turn on their family or friends. Nobody wants a black eye for the community. A few think they are above the law and their ability to control people in powerful positions will cover up wrongs.Sadly it does too often but not this time!I suspect you will find some extra alcohol bottles in the garbage of many of the guilty.I suspect their sleep is less than restful.The old saying of "we make our beds now we have to lay in them" is so true! I suspect that many of those on here that are "disagreeing" to those offering support for the victim and seeking justice have a stake in keeping this quite.It is natural to want to protect yourself, family and friends but I would suggest doing some so

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Oct-09-13 10:21 AM

To the young victim in this case, please know that this was not your fault. There are resources available to help both you and your family. I do hope that you explore those and know that you are not alone and there are many survivors out there who support you.

1:4 girls and 1:6 boys are sexually abused by the age of 18; 90% by someone they know; 68% by a family member.

As evidenced in this case, the Jerry Sandusky case, the Catholic Church, Boy Scouts of America,, the victims (children) have been failed by the system (adults).

Dr. Judith Herman writes, "It is very tempting to take the side of the perpetrator. All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing. He appeals to the universal desire to see, hear, and speak no evil. The victim, on the contrary, asks the bystander to share the burden of the pain. The victim demands action, engagement, and remembering..."(Trauma & Recovery)

We must do better by our children.

Roxine Behrens President, Tree-C

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Oct-09-13 8:59 AM

Madelin seems to be one of the folk who had their heads in the sand. I said from day one that any grand jury that deliberates this long has plenty o' indictments to issue. The evidence in a'plenty and irrefutable IT database stuff....a prosecutor's dream. My bet is that this first arestee will sing like a lark, naming names, and telling the whole ugly truth. If I were a handcuff retailer, I would be setting up shop in steubenville. They will be needed them by the bundle as the indictments keep coming. Oh yeah...I hear there is a run on depend underwear at Kroger and CVS...I hear shelves have been depleted from school officials and coaches buying them as they continue to _ _ it themselves waiting for the long arm of justice to grab them next. "The wheels of justice grind slowly but thoroughly." Your ole friend Flick.

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Oct-09-13 7:57 AM

I am pretty sure Jane Doe would like to see closure on this thing. I also know that the GJ is taking its time to weed through all the facts.

It should not take a genius to figure who some of the contributors were and are.

I am sure there are many in the school system who knew every detail the next day. How could there not be.

They would all be guilty of not reporting.

Guess what....30 years later I had a former student thank me for calling Children's Services.

Even though it was anonymous, he knew because I was and am still a child advocate when it comes to abuse and I make no bones about it.

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Oct-09-13 5:24 AM

This scumbag IT Director acted to coverup for many who reacted via e-mail to the Jane Doe rape and planned their cover up. He is where he deserves to be - JAIL. I am sure this is only the first of many in Steubenville who will be arrested, and jailed for either the cover up or providing the home and alcohol for the parties that led up to the rape. I truly look forward to the day Coach Sac is arrested and taken off the Big Red Football Field in handcuffs for his part in this rape coverup. MIke DeWine has done a good job getting at the truth and getting justice for Jane Doe.

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Oct-09-13 12:28 AM

Anyone who enabled and covered up this crime will hopefully be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. It only makes these sex crimes continue if others help to protect the perpetrators and their images.

The brave young victim and her family are to be commended to taking action by contacting law enforcement. No child ever deserves to be dealt this life sentence. Let's hope that anyone who has knowledge about this case will come forward and help the police get the criminals in jail. Silence is not an options anymore, it only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail****, "SNAP" (The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) We also have members of abuse by nuns, rabbis, bishops, teachers, ministers, in orphanages, summer camps, athletic programs, Boy Scouts, etc.

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Oct-08-13 8:35 PM

flickD never gave up.

when will the next ax fall??

Who will BE the next in line???

For some who posted earlier, I think there are five weeks left in the season. Will there be any decisions coming before or after????

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Oct-08-13 8:33 PM

Unbelievable!!! An indictment.

Makes me want to cry.

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Oct-08-13 8:07 PM

Madeline I would prefer to stick to the issue which is the alleged coverup in a rape case. As I asked Mr. Delaney can we agree that the truth is what is important here? Yes - No? If so you and I and Mr. Delaney have a very core belief. If you are not looking for the truth we are just wasting our time talking. Yes you are correct that if you are guilty any lawyer who passed the bar will tell a suspect to shut up. And yes you have the right but not too many innocent suspects or witnesses make that choice. I have a whole lot of compasion for the victom and thier family/friends. Your right I don't have too much compasion for the those that participated or tried to cover up the crime. I still believe they deserve a fair trail and for the truth to be known.

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Oct-08-13 7:24 PM

Well. I never believed anyone would be arrested.

Now I wonder who'll be the next in line.

Contributors? Parents? Coaches? Board people? Other juveniles?

If there is one there must be more.

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Oct-08-13 6:37 PM

"Protector - what do you think was "covered up?" The boys were arrested within days of the incident, convicted, and sent to jail. Is that what you call a "cover up?" -Matt..'Protector' is probably working for: 1. The so-called "investigators" (i.e.) cops 2. The District Attorney 3. Both And yet, another possibility comes to my mind, even more disturbing than the first two.. 'Protector' could possibly be a "closet" vigilante. Afraid to act out, yes.. but not too afraid to try to incite others to take illegal actions. Think about what he/she has said so far.. Pretty suspicious.

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Oct-08-13 6:23 PM

Here is the PERFECT example of this person and their conflicted, duplicitous mindset. 'Protector' tells us.. "I too highly support our laws and rights in the USA." (it's fairly obvious you DON'T!!) "..So in this case why would someone invoke it other than to not incriminate themselves or someone they know?" -Sure seems like 'Protector' is working OVERTIME to make sure that no one remembers his/her basic protections and inherent American rights under the U.S. Constitution. 'Protector'..stop trying to circumvent the legal process. Again, I'll remind you that YOU just as easily could be one of those on the wrong side of this..You seriously need some humility and compassion. Oh, and try not to break your arm patting yourself on the back..alright?

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Oct-08-13 6:13 PM

"Protector" advises: "If you were one of those who helped cover up this crime it is now time to realize the 'end game' is near. Turn yourselves in and get a reduced sentence.." ( That's exactly what you shouldn't even be considering. Make a 'deal' with the D.A.? That's never going to work in your favor. Get your mouths SHUT... And keep them that way. Me is starting to think that this "good guy", Protector has a serious conflict of interest in all of this.. so IGNORE that person.. completely.

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Oct-08-13 6:08 PM

Who is this super-special, knight-in-shining-armor, "Protector" person? Boy, whoever you are, you had better HOPE with all of your might that YOU never, ever find yourself on the wrong side of anything like this.. You are like, so asking for it..Unless you are some jerk-wad cop.. That's always possibility I suppose.

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Oct-08-13 3:38 PM

Mr. Delaney since you mentioned it lets dig deeper. Yes we all have the right to invoke our 5th admendment and remain silent and I too highly support our laws and rights in the USA. So in this case why would someone invoke it other than to not incriminate themselves or someone they know? What do you think Mr. Delaney - did they know things that where incriminating? Where the investigators not trustworthy? Why do you think someone would try to impead getting to the truth? You do agree at least that the truth is worth getting to right?

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Oct-08-13 3:21 PM

"There were 16 people who refused to talk."

"There were 16 people who chose to assert their Constitutional rights under the 5th Amendment."

I fixed it for you.

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Oct-08-13 2:50 PM

Mr. Delaney out of respect for you I will take it you don't know the details of the case. There were 16 people who refused to talk. There were many emails and chat logs which were deleted by some of those 16 people. Just so any of those parties happen to read this when you delete something digitally it is not really deleted. Just the index is removed which means it is fully recoverable. Betweeen the digital evidence and those who are now sharing the truth there will be more headlines to follow.

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Oct-08-13 2:25 PM

Protector - what do you think was "covered up?" The boys were arrested within days of the incident, convicted, and sent to jail. Is that what you call a "cover up"?

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Oct-08-13 2:19 PM

Protector - I fully agree with you, but your hope is in vain. These arrogant jocks and jock supporters never think they would get caught and will be surprised when witnesses start to flip and tell all the dirty secrets. The prosecutor indicted Rhineman because he allegedly did not do it alone....most probably he may have been coerced or directed to do it by administrators or coaches. If he is guilty AND is smart, as you advise, he should be talking freely and loudly. I certainly would not be taking a prison rap for a bunch of arrogant jock-strap knuckleheads. I hope heads roll soon....they certainly will as these indictments begin. I suspect next round will name any administrators and coaches who may have directed people to wash hard drives and electronic data bases. Raise high the flag of shame over Reno Field...long may it fly as evidence to a school, team, and community that turned a blind eye to justice.

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Oct-08-13 11:55 AM

If you were one of those who helped cover up this crime it is now time to realize the end game is near. Turn yourselves in and get a reduced sentence. Those who covered this up probably did it for what they believed is the right reasons at the time. You can help turn this terrible event into something that is good for the community by coming clean and helping to prevent further terrible choices by others in the future! Do the right thing – you will feel better and sleep much better!

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Oct-08-13 11:07 AM

Yee ha! Call me Houdini! Ole Flick was right on the money......I told ya that indictments would be a they be a coming "round the they come!" Yup, they start with the Director of Technology because he will flip and tell what coaches and administrators were involved in directing him to conceal evidence and emails. McVey, Saccocia and the rest of you punks better hold on to your are in for one heck of a wild ride on the horns of good ole Ohio Justice. Mebe DeWine can set up a communal cell for all the offenders with a radio so they can tune in on Big Red games! Ole Flick signing off for now.....

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