A judge had announced his decision this morning to convict two Steubenville, Ohio football players of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl. The case has stirred up many emotions in Steubenville and also from anti-rape activists online.
Judge Thomas Lipps ruled that Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond attacked a girl after a party last August. Issues have arisen in the community that others knew about the incident and said nothing. The two teens were charged with attacking the girl in a car and then in a house.
Acquaintances of the accuser have said the teen has an alcohol problem and has made similar accusations in the past.
The New York Times had reported that a video of the attack could was posted on Youtube. The following comments can be heard on the video:
· "She is deader than Trayvon Martin,"
· "They peed on her, that's how you know she's dead."
· "She is so raped right now."
A disturbing photo of two boys carrying the teen girl by her ankles and wrists has also gone viral on the Internet. The girl appeared unresponsive. The two teens face being locked up in a juvenile facility until they turn 21.