Disclaimer..............Quite a disturbing case.
I found that there was so much wrong on so many levels.......certain adults in a position of trust tried to sweep this case under the carpet.
I wondered if the boys convicted thought they were doing something criminal? I wonder how often this sort of thing goes on in our high schools.......much of the evidence in this trial came from social media. Clearly we aren't doing a good job of teaching children of both sexes about giving consent to sex, how much getting drunk will impair judgement, how they should respect themselves and others.
It's really heartbreaking.
Steubenville, Ohio (CNN)
-- A judge found two Steubenville star high school football players guilty Sunday of raping an allegedly drunk 16-year-old girl.
Judge Thomas Lipps announced his decision after reviewing evidence presented over four days of testimony in the case against 17-year-old Trent Mays and 16-year-old Ma'lik Richmond, who were tried as juveniles.
Mays and Richmond were tried before Lipps, a visiting judge, without a jury. The trial moved quickly -- and through the weekend -- to accommodate the judge's schedule.
They face the possibility of being jailed until they are 21.
The ruling brings an end to a trial that has gained national attention for its lurid text messages, cell phone pictures and videos, and social media posts surrounding the alleged sexual abuse of the girl.