Resolution Reached in Case Involving
Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that a resolution has
been reached in the case of Seth Fluharty, the Steubenville High School
wrestling coach who was indicted in November by the special grand jury for
failing to report child abuse or neglect.
“This resolution acknowledges
how very important it is to report child abuse and neglect, said Attorney
General DeWine. “Mr. Fluharty will be part of the work that is being done
in Steubenville to educate students and school officials about the seriousness
of sexual assault and the need to report these incidents.”
Pursuant to the resolution, Fluharty agreed to the following:
- Perform 20 community service hours at the A.L.I.V.E. shelter or other approved facility in the
Attend a training session for Steubenville City Schools provided by
the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) to provide Steubenville
school staff members with an overview of of sexual assault and to teach them how to
co-facilitate the “Stand Up!” program for Steubenville students.
- Defendant will have co-facilitated the “Stand Up! Steubenville”
programs conducted in Steubenville High School and middle schools on April
If Fluharty successfully completes the
terms of the agreement, the misdemeanor charges against him would be dismissed.
Fluharty’s case is the third case to be
resolved among the six individuals indicted by the special grand jury. Matthew
Belardine and William Rhinaman, who were also indicted, have court appearances scheduled for April 22nd.