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Steubenville Coach Found Guilty For Role in Rape Case

Matthew Belardine has been found guilty for holding a party at his home in 2012 where underage drinking led to a 16-year-old girl getting raped. The Plain Dealer reports Belardine has been sentenced to serve 10 days in jail, pay a $1000 fine, and complete 40 hours of community service. Belardine was indicted along with a handful of other school officials for their knowledge of and involvement with the party where the rape occured.


CLEVELAND, Ohio –A former volunteer Steubenville football coach accused of allowing underage drinking at a 2012 party attended by a 16-year-old girl and two high school football players convicted last year of raping her, was sentenced today to serve 10 days in jail.

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