Ohio principal goes on trial for failure to report

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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- Jury selection is expected to begin in the case of an eastern Ohio elementary school official charged following an investigation into the rape of a 16-year-old girl in 2012.

Steubenville (STOO'-behn-vihl) elementary school principal Lynnett Gorman faces one count of failure to report child abuse or neglect in the trial beginning Wednesday.

The Steubenville Herald-Star (http://bit.ly/KB3A0C ) reports the trial was delayed a day because of extremely cold temperatures.

Gorman's attorney has said his client is accused of failing to report possible child abuse, apparently involving a teen sex and drinking party in April 2012 unrelated to the rape of the 16-year-old West Virginia girl.

Attorney Dennis McNamara says Gorman learned about the party second- or third-hand while checking to see if her son had been involved.