Two Steubenville Ohio Teens Found Guilty of Rape

The two football players sent images of the naked victim in text messages to friends

Two members of a famed high school football team in Steubenville, Ohio were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl when she was drunk and incapacitated, ABC reports.

Trent Mays, 17 and Ma’Lik Richmond, 16, were sentenced to at least a year in juvenile jail. Mays was sentenced to an additional year in jail on a charge of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.

The two teens cried after the verdict was read and apologized.

Read more and watch a video at ABC News

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  • Steubenville, “Innocence Lost or Par for the Course?”

    “I think that if rape is inevitable, relax & enjoy it” said Bobby Knight,
    It is not this kind of attitude allowing athletes to think rape is all right?
    He is a well respected Division I coach, a high paid analyst for ESPN,
    And his commercials for Applebee’s, with this attitude will it ever end?

    Lawrence Taylor, a Hall of Fame Linebacker with a Super Bowl win,
    Acquitted of the charge rape of an underage girl ok, here we go again,
    Thousands of people sign a petition regarding news coverage by CNN,
    Focusing on damaged lives of football players, is this where it begins?

    9 state titles this Steubenville sports franchise puts the city on the map,
    When this gross imposition happened last summer not even a wrist slap,
    Attorney General Mike DeWine launches a probe via the Grand Jury,
    A coaching staff fully aware is where citizens should address their fury.

    “The promising futures” of the two convicted teens was injustice for sure,
    Not enough emphasis on the 16 year old female who’s forced to endure,
    The video with these guys carrying her was accompanied amid laughter,
    Therefore, they were not the only ones who deemed this, not a disaster.

    A petition posted to was signed by over 30 thousand strong,
    But, was the coverage by CNN and other news outlets criminally wrong?
    If this act happened within the confines of a Spanish club or debating team,
    Would any media outlet be consumed with the future of anybody’s dreams?

    It is reality, OJ beat Nicole unrecognizable before putting her 6 feet under dirt,
    While the judge gave the, “Juice” a break to keep doing commercials for Hertz,
    Is Steubenville isolated, not by a long shot & only because of cell phone videos,
    Without posting on the social, “You Tube” would anybody really care or know?

    A guilty verdict on Sunday 3/17/13 was only on the books for one single day,
    When a Monday, “Tweet” had death threats to the victim delivered her way,
    2 teen girls younger than her, related to the players vented frustration via hate,
    The County Sheriff’s Department took immediate action before it was too late.

    Whereas, the rumors are flying faster than a 60 yard spiral touchdown pass,
    About the victim’s character pursuant to prior behavior and her lack of class,
    Whether true or false is it pertinent to the lack of cooperation from day one?
    So, where were the parent’s of the daughter, likewise parents of the sons?

    Is this behavior indicative of the TV series Friday Night Lights, take a look,
    Coaches, parents, athletes, cheer leaders opened more booze than books,
    Underage intoxication is a national trend and getting worse, what’s the deal?
    Thinking about Manti Te’o’s girlfriend you cannot assault something not real.

    Somewhere in life shouldn’t responsibility intervene against alcohol and drugs,
    As all involved were juveniles, mom & dad it takes more than kisses & hugs,
    It was not until the guilty verdict was announced did anyone show remorse,
    Incident in Steubenville, Ohio was it, “Innocence Lost or Par for the Course?”