Two Ohio Teen Football Players Found Guilty Of Rape

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Updated Sun, Mar 17, 2013 4:12 pm

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.

Mays was sentenced to a minimum of two years in a juvenile correctional facility.

Richmond was sentenced to a minimum of one year. 

Both could be in detention until they are 21.

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.

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