STEUBENVILLE, OHIO (PIX11)– Two Steubenville High School football player’s will be spending at least a year behind bars after they were found guilty by an Ohio judge Sunday.
This case has become the ultimate example of how much social media now affects the way criminal cases are investigated and prosecuted, as it has gained national attention for its graphic text messages and cell phone pictures shown in court.
Ma’Lik Richmond and Trent Mays were found guilty and tried as juveniles for raping a 16-year-old girl who was intoxicated at a party last August.
The victim was not in the room when the ruling was handed down but after court was adjourned, her mother read a statement saying the two boys lacked compassion and moral code.
Richmond will serve one year and Mays, two years.