Two Steubenville high school football players broke down in tears on Sunday when an Ohio judge found them guilty of allegedly raping a drunk 16-year-old girl.
In a decision that came as little surprise to most who had been following this case, Judge Thomas Lipps announced that Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, had physically violated a young female who wasn’t capable of rejecting their advances.
According to CNN, Mays was also found guilty of disseminating a nude photo of a minor.
Mays will face at minimum two years in a juvenile facility, whereas Richmond will face a minimum of one. Both could face detention until the age of 21.
The victim’s mother said this following the judge’s verdict: "Human compassion is not taught by a teacher, a coach or a parent. It is a God-given gift instilled in all of us. You displayed not only a lack of this compassion, but a lack of any moral code."
You can view the verdict announcement below.
And the video that helped make this a national story: