State releases details of McVey charges

STEUBENVILLE – Steubenville City Schools Superintendent Michael McVey allegedly deleted computer information or had others do it and lied about school investigations into the August 2012 Steubenville rape case, according to information included in a bill of particulars from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office that was released Thursday.

McVey, who has been on leave from his post, was indicted on two counts of obstructing justice and single counts of tampering with evidence, obstructing official business and falsification. The indictment states the alleged acts occurred between April 5, 2012, and Nov. 19, 2013.

The attorney general’s office stated McVey allegedly deleted e-mails, directed others to create records after the fact, created a timeline after the first subpoena was served upon him in a way to hinder, obstruct or mislead the official investigation, failed to provide information regarding an investigation the school undertook, misrepresented when he learned of the August 2012 events and/or lied about the facts surrounding his e-mails.

See Friday’s edition for more information.