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Charges Dropped Against Steubenville Superintendent In Rape Cover-Up Case

The Ohio Attorney General’s office confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the office is dropping all charges against Mike McVey in exchange for his resignation.

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The school superintendent accused of an alleged cover-up of the Steubenville rape scandal has agreed to resign from his position in exchange for prosecutors dropping the charges against him.

Steubenville Herald-Star, Mark Law / Via AP

Then-Steubenville City Schools Superintendent Mike McVey, right, confers with his attorney Charles Bean during a court appearance.

Steubenville City Schools Superintendent Mike McVey was indicted last year on five counts relating to the case of the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl. Two high school football players were found guilty of the rape in juvenile court in March.

The Ohio Attorney General's office confirmed to BuzzFeed News Monday that the office was dropping all charges against McVey in exchange for his resignation.

The office said McVey also agreed to never be employed by the district again in any capacity.

"I am satisfied that he has been held accountable for his actions with this agreement and consider this a just result," Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a statement.

According to the Associated Press, McVey was accused of wiping computer hard drives, deleting emails, and lying to investigators about what he knew about the incident.

McVey was one of six adults who were charged in the alleged cover-up of the rape, the Associated Press reported. Four of those cases have since been resolved.

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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