Two high school football players from Ohio were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party last summer while she was in a drunken stupor in a case that gained national exposure through social media.
Trent Mays, 17, and Ma'lik Richmond, 16, two members of Steubenville's "Big Red" football team, were found delinquent in the sexual assault of the girl in the early morning of August 12 when witnesses said she was too drunk to move or speak.
The defendants could be heard sobbing after Judge Tom Lipps announced the decision in the non-jury, juvenile court case. He began immediately taking arguments about a sentence in the case.
Mays and Richmond had denied the charge and said any sex that occurred was consensual. Both apologized to the victim in short statements after Lipps found them delinquent of all charges against them.
They could be sentenced to a juvenile detention facility until they turn 21, and be required to register as sex offenders.