2 Ohio teen football players found guilty of rape

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Two Ohio high school football players who were found guilty of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl have been sentenced to at least one year in juvenile jail.

From left: Defense attorney Adam Nemann, 17-year-old Trent Mays, 16-year-old Ma'lik Richmond and defense attorney Walter Madison listened to opening statements at the start of Mays' and Richmond's trial on rape charges in juvenile court on March 13, 2013 in Steubenville, Ohio. / Pool,AP Photo/Keith Srakocic

Two Ohio high school football players who were found guilty of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl have been sentenced to at least one year in juvenile jail.

Steubenville High School students Trent Mays and Ma'Lik Richmond were found guilty Sunday of attacking the girl after an alcohol-fueled party last August. The case roiled the small city and stirred reaction from activists online.

The judge sentenced them both to at least one year in juvenile jail and said both can be held until they're 21. Mays, who's 17, was sentenced to an additional year in jail on a charge of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, to be served after his rape sentence is completed.

Both Mays and the 16-year-old Richmond have been ordered to avoid contact with the victim until they're 21.


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