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High-school football players guilty of rape

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 03/17/2013 @ 12:53 pm In Education,U.S. | No Comments

(CNN) — Two Steubenville high-school football players accused of raping an allegedly drunk 16-year-old girl were found guilty by an Ohio judge on Sunday.

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.

The victim was not in the courtroom when the ruling was read.

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.


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