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Guilty Verdict in Steubenville Rape Case

Kiran Kazalbash |
March 17, 2013 | 11:07 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Two teen boys charged with the rape of an allegedly drunk 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio were found guilty Sunday morning according to CNN.

The Steubenville High School football players, 17-year-old Trent Mays and 16-year-old Ma’lik Richmond were tried as juveniles during the four-day testimony of the case.

Mays was sentenced to a minimum of two years in a correctional facility after also being found guilty for disseminating the girl's nude photograph.

Richmond was sentenced to a minimum of year in a correctional facility though both boys could be in detention until the age of 21.

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The trial caught national media attention for the evidence presented of the graphic text messages, cell phone photos, video and social media posts detailing the sexual assault of the victim.

The alleged rape incident occurred during a series of summer parties that took place in 2012.  The major question in the case surrounded whether or not the girl was too intoxicated to understand what was happening to her and if she did in fact ‘consent’ to the sexual acts committed.

The case attracted the attention of many bloggers and those on social media who questioned the investigations and many who began lending their social media support for the unnamed victim “Jane Doe.”



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