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Verdicts in Steubenville high school rape trial

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins, The Associated Press
Two Ohio high school football players have been found guilty of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl in a case that roiled a small city and stirred reaction from activists online.
Judge Thomas Lipps ruled Sunday in juvenile court that Steubenville High School students Trent Mays and Ma'Lik Richmond are guilty of attacking the girl after an alcohol-fueled party last August.
The 17-year-old Mays and 16-year-old Richmond were charged with digitally penetrating the West Virginia girl, first in a car and then in a house.
Judge Tom Lipps ordered Richmond held in a juvenile detention facility for at least one year and Mays at least two years. The juvenile system could hold them until age 21. Both were required to register as juvenile sex offenders.

Mays and Richmond both apologized tearfully after being found guilty.
"I'd like to apologize to her family, [the] community. No pics should have been sent. That's all sir," said Mays.

"I'd like to apologize to you people. I had no intentions to do anything, I'm sorry to put you through this — I'm sorry, I didnt... " said Richmond as he broke down crying.
Afterwards, the mother of the victim's mother, who is not being named, gave a statement to the media, saying:
"It did not matter what school you went to, what city you lived in, or what sport you've played. Human compassion is not taught by a teacher coach or parent. It is a God-given gift instilled in all of this. You displayed not only a lack of this compassion but a lack of any moral code. Your decisions that night affected countless lives including those most dear to you. You were your own accuser through social media you chose to publish your criminal conduct on. This does not define who my daughter is. She will persevere, grow, and move on.
"I have pity for you both. I hope you fear the Lord, repent for your actions and pray hard for his forgiveness," she concluded.
The case divided the community amid allegations that more students should have been charged and led to questions about the influence of the football team, a local source of a pride.
After the guilty verdicts, Ohio's attorney general said he will convene a grand jury to investigate whether other people should be charged in the case.




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This penchant for videoing dumb acts must stop. Moreover, so must acting stupid






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This penchant for videoing dumb acts must stop. Moreover, so must acting stupid
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I do hate it for the victims; but if they didn't take pictures and video, many may not be punished for their crimes.

For all who like to sexually molest or rape and then send texts or take pictures and video to post on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter about it, I say keep it up. ---- You're making the Prosecutor's job soooooo easy! Your Defense attorney won't have a leg to stand on.

Yeah, keep committing crimes and then show & tell the whole world what you did! ---- Even the jury panel knows they won't have to be there long! After all the incriminating evidence you've provided, your court case is really just a FORMALITY! You'll have a quick GUILTY verdict and a speedy sentencing! :toast:
 

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I do hate it for the victims; but if they didn't take pictures and video, many may not be punished for their crimes.

For all who like to sexually molest or rape and then send texts or take pictures and video to post on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter about it, I say keep it up. ---- You're making the Prosecutor's job soooooo easy! Your Defense attorney won't have a leg to stand on.

Yeah, keep committing crimes and then show & tell the whole world what you did! ---- Even the jury panel knows they won't have to be there long! After all the incriminating evidence you've provided, your court case is really just a FORMALITY! You'll have a quick GUILTY verdict and a speedy sentencing! :toast:

The prosecuters have identified people from the video and have asked them to come in voluntarily. All that dont will get dragged in. They have listed a range of charges that will follow for not stopping the act.

If they didnt video the act no one would have been prosecuted at all. She was too drunk to remember anything. So she and her friends get the S.O.S. of the year award





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" ...ultimately, the man you sleep with is a direct reflection of your character. "

....some women spend more time thinking on what outfit they will wear to the club, than thinking about who is the best man to be father to their children....

"You can lead a fool to knowlege, but you can not make them think."

SAY NO TO MOOKIE!!!!!!!!!
Your "Say No To Mookie" Campaign doesn't apply here.

Yes, this young girl made some stupid judgement calls by (1) getting DRUNK and (2) going off with these boys.

But, because she was INCAPACITATED by alcohol, these boys thought it was okay and a source of "entertainment" to digitally assault her and send texts, take pictures of her naked, etc.. to their friends. (And since she doesn't remember and the rape kit yielded no semen because of the time frame, there's no telling what else happened.)

She was PASSED OUT DRUNK. So, these two boys took that as the perfect opportunity to do whatever they wanted to her.



This image of the victim in the Steubenville rape case being carried by her wrists and ankles was posted on Instagram by a teenage witness and found by hackers

 

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Your "Say No To Mookie" Campaign doesn't apply here.

Yes, this young girl made some stupid judgement calls by (1) getting DRUNK and (2) going off with these boys.

But, because she was INCAPACITATED by alcohol, these boys thought it was okay and a source of "entertainment" to digitally assault her and send texts, take pictures of her naked, etc.. to their friends. (And since she doesn't remember and the rape kit yielded no semen because of the time frame, there's no telling what else happened.)

She was PASSED OUT DRUNK. So, these two boys took that as the perfect opportunity to do whatever they wanted to her.



This image of the victim in the Steubenville rape case being carried by her wrists and ankles was posted on Instagram by a teenage witness and found by hackers



I didnt say it applied

But:

1. Her friends didnt protect her

2. She surely had friends there

3. Getting passed out drunk at a party is stupid

4. Were it not for the video she would be getting snickered at






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This penchant for videoing dumb acts must stop. Moreover, so must acting stupid
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And I feel no pity for those who condone and mock crimes such as this either! >>>>>


Michael Nodianos Receives Threats, Drops Out Of Ohio State After Steubenville 'Rape' Video

The Ohio teenager seen making crude jokes about a 16-year-old's rape in a viral videohas received threats and was forced to leave The Ohio State University, his lawyer said.
Michael Nodianos' attorney, Dennis McNamara, told members of the press his client has had his email, Facebook and Twitter accounts hacked, according to the Herald Star.
"Michael is the person on a video that was posted on several Internet sites last week and he made several very callous comments and is ashamed and embarrassed by the comments on the video. He regrets those comments," McNamara said at a press conference. "He was not raised in that manner. I don't believe it was a crime to make the video, but it was stupid."
The Daily Beast reports that Nodianos and his family had received electronic threats,according to McNamara....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/michael-nodianos-threats_n_2433799.html
 

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I didnt say it applied

But:

1. Her friends didnt protect her

2. She surely had friends there

3. Getting passed out drunk at a party is stupid

4. Were it not for the video she would be getting snickered at

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1. Her friends tried to keep her at the party; but she resisted them.

2. Yes, she did; but in her drunken state, she resisted their assistance.

3. She did not pass out at the party. She passed out in the car with the boys.

4. There were also text messages and pictures sent to their friends that night; and the people at the house they took her to and LEFT HER THERE. --- Being the cowards they are, they didn't even take her home or even back to the party where her friends were.
 

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1. Her friends tried to keep her at the party; but she resisted them.

2. Yes, she did; but in her drunken state, she resisted their assistance.

3. She did not pass out at the party. She passed out in the car with the boys.

4. There were also text messages and pictures sent to their friends that night; and the people at the house they took her to and LEFT HER THERE. --- Being the cowards they are, they didn't even take her home or even back to the party where her friends were.


Bottom line, a lot of stupidity all around





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