COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped in eastern Ohio last year has hit the five-month mark without criminal charges.
A chief issue before the 14-member panel is whether coaches, school administrators or other adults knew of the allegation but failed to report it as required by Ohio law.
The grand jury convened by Attorney General Mike DeWine has met periodically since its first meetings in late April and early May, when it heard three days of testimony and evidence.
DeWine said Wednesday the panel would meet again on Friday, likely for one day - the first time it has met since mid-August. He said he couldn't talk about its deliberations or offer a timeline.
"What we do in our office is we follow the facts and see where the facts take us and we do that with any investigation," DeWine said.
He added: "Certainly we want to move as quickly as we can."
DeWine announced the grand jury March 17, the same day a judge convicted two Steubenville High School football players of raping the West Virginia girl after an alcohol-fueled party following a football scrimmage in August 2012.