March 17th, 2013
10:27 AM ET

Two teens found guilty in Ohio rape case

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.

soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. banasy©


    March 17, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. stuart

    @banasy. Good? Oh. What vocabulary. U are soooo aticulate

    March 17, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. stuart

    Somebody buy that lady a pie

    March 17, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emi

      That is so wrong

      March 18, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. WOT

    May God have pitty on the Judge for not being fair. Why not give them both the same thing? As God is the only true


    March 17, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Portland tony

    No winners here. Three drunken teens whose lives have been changed forever! Friggin' sad!

    March 17, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Where were the parents?
    You don't have to be in the same room with teenagers to have some idea what's going on.
    Would it have beeb normal for those three to come home that drunk?

    March 17, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jason

    Should be all over the news.... to inform other dumb teens.

    March 17, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Name s kel

    All the parents.

    March 17, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Nykele

    Dear CNN,
    I found this coverage disgraceful.
    The boys are NOT the victims.
    To put blame on the young woman because she was drunk and to use the same excuse for the boys as a defense for their actions is an outrageous observation.
    I expected so much better from you.
    Please, hold yourself to a higher standard.

    March 18, 2013 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Lindsay

      Agreed. I cannot believe CNN's coverage of this. They should be ashamed of themselves.

      March 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Nykele

    Absolutely correct.

    March 18, 2013 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. Annette

    Where was her mother when she was getting drunk and hanging out with these boys. Boys were wrong, but so was the girl. Why don't we here about her part?

    March 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      There is no "her part". Say an unconscious teenage boy was carried from party to party to be repeatedly sodomized. Would you say he had some part in that?

      March 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. js

    Disgraceful conduct, shameful coverage! Allegedly written by sober adults.

    March 18, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. js

    March 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mr Dalloway

    Wbecome to the real world buddy boys.... now go tell a friend.

    March 18, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. KatietheDoc

    Absolutely disgraceful coverage CNN – treating those two boys like THEY were the victims. Shame on you.

    March 19, 2013 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
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