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Principal's charge in Steubenville rape case to be dropped

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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP)

An eastern Ohio elementary school official charged following an investigation into the rape of a 16-year-old girl has resolved his case without a trial.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says 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. He 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 later that year.

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

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