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Rhinaman pleads guilty, sentencing deferred

Updated: Wednesday, February 26 2014, 05:46 PM EST

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio  –  Hannah Rhinaman, who was indicted by a special grand jury investigating aspects of the Steubenville teen rape case, filed a motion for intervention in lieu of conviction Wednesday morning  at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Judge Patricia Cosgrove announced that she had granted the motion and told Rhinaman this is an "opportunity of a lifetime" and says she needs to "learn from her mistakes."

Rhinaman pled guilty to all three felony charges - receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of grand theft, a fifth-degree felony. She had undergone an extensive evaluation in which  Jefferson Behavioral Health System officials found that she is drug dependent or in danger of being so.

If she fails to complete a drug treatment program, she will come back for sentencing, not a trial. She is subject to drug testing and may have to make restitution payments.

Rhinaman, who was a contract employee with Steubenville City Schools, was accused of stealing and selling the school’s equipment.

She was named in a three-count indictment along with five others.

Rhinaman pleads guilty, sentencing deferred


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