Teens Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond Found Guilty in Steubenville Rape Case

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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:



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