Skip to comments.Steubenville High School football players found guilty of raping 16-year-old girl
Posted on 03/17/2013 3:15:39 PM PDT by Jyotishi
Ma'lik Richmond, center, reacts as the verdict for his and Trent Mays' rape trial is delivered. (Reuters)
Inside a small Steubenville, Ohio, courtroom filled with sobbing and exhausting emotion, Judge Thomas Lipps found Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond guilty Sunday of raping an intoxicated 16-year-old girl. Lipps sentenced both defendants to a minimum of one year in a youth correctional institute with the determination for a longer sentence coming from child-service experts.
Mays received an additional year for transmission of nude photos, to be served after his rape sentence is completed. Mays and Richmond also will have to register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives.
"It provides a great incentive to do well," said Lipps, who could have ordered Mays and Richmond to remain behind bars until they turned 21.
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Scum. Too many people are raising scum.
Heaven help us.
Drunk on their own small-town greatness, they operated unaware of common decency until they went too far, wrote too much, bragged too many times and, finally, on a cold Sunday morning, were hauled out of a small third-floor courtroom as a couple of common criminals.
Their ride to the Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility was waiting for them out back, two floors down, out in the real world.
*cue Baltimora’s Tarzan Boy*
Yes one year. The judge may have received a call (and more) from Obama.
... with the determination for a longer sentence coming from child-service experts.
I’m not sure what exactly this means, but I hope that it means that they’ll be there till they turn 21.
“minimum of one year in a youth correctional institute.”
Boy, they really treat their jocks like royalty.
It means that unless they kill one of the guards at the youth facility they will be out in a year on good bevavior.
That’s what it means.
The Judge also said no contact with the girl they rape until they are 21 years of age. Aint that cute.
If they were meant to be at the facility until they turn 21 , that would have been unnecessary.
When you fail as a society to impart morality, when that morality is chased away and replaced with what fictionally passes as “reasoning” and steal from the human spirit the guidepost that is enduring and eternal then you can expect failure moments like this to be common place. Neither of these two young men fit the “violent criminal” motif, neither “seem” to be the hoodlum type, BUT, lacking moral base and fortitude they will act upon urges once more easily controlled with a healthy respect and fear of what is wrong and a desire to uphold a good and decent set of standards. One where the man looks upon a woman as someone to be respected, put on a pedestal and revered and PROTECTED.
I am broken hearted for their families, but more so for the girl who paid a terrible price...she has her own issues to face, clearly, but NONE of them should have included what those boys did to her, her indiscretion did not convey license for them in any way whatsoever.
A thread from yesterday if anyone is interested in the comments thereon:
Video of Judge issuing ruling about 1 minute long:
The failure was at the parents level. And that goes in case one of the biological parents weren't around, in that case, they are ESPECIALLY responsible. And the parents of the victim shouldn't be spared from judgement.
Wow, what a sad story of shattered lives all around.
I do NOT DISAGREE with you, I am speaking to us as a whole...God is GONE from our schools...Morality is NOT part of the equation, it is NOT supported in PUBLIC anymore and I expect all would know this difference.
YES, the parents are responsible, more so the young man as he does KNOW that this was wrong but felt comfortable enough to make this choice. Our moral fabric is torn, our strong societal fabric is not nearly what it was...we need to return to it.
And when parents abdicate their responsibilities, something is going to fill that void, and that thing is big government.
In this instance I am going to assume “intoxicated” means passed out drunk.
In this messed up culture, at age 16/17 and you cannot induce a hormone fueled teenage girl into consensual sex... you’re TOTAL losers. What’s the matter guys ?... You got no guile, and you got no game.
I agree...but remember...those parents are products of our modern day society. That society has REJECTED God in the public square. While they are responsible I do say that society has rejected it wholesale and we are only now beginning to reap our reward for such.
Thank you. Very useful.
There was also a house full of people who did nothing and said nothing. Plus the parents who owned the homes and allowed these parties to go on.
We treat small-ball athletes as royalty. It happens in a lot of places where athletes get away with murder. Ditto anyone who passes as a celebrity.
They may be on the receiving end in jail. Don’t drop the soap.
Yeah, so much for the “sisterhood”....
It was known as "Friday Night".
I guess the 34 year-old Portugese neighbor who took me into her bed when I was 16 in 1968 would still be in prison under today's standards.
Maybe they could share a cell with Jerry Sandusky.
I read somewhere that there are up to 25 COACHES who knew about the rape and didn’t bother reporting it.
Really? You raped and took pictures of passed out drunk girls when you were 16 while your friends hooted and hollered? That was your typical Friday night?
Which begs the question (and I have no doubt what you say is true..), what High school football team needs 25 coaches!!!
Take a look at the Steubenville Football web site (run by adults) http://www.rollredroll.com/football.htm
Do you get the distinct impression that some adults in that town really need to get a life?
Maybe getting rid of the Pledge of Allegiance, the Ten Commandments and prayer in school wasn’t such a good idea after all.
That’s a geographic area that has been in economic decline for 40 plus years. Not sure if fracking has helped them out or not.
I was thinking the very same thing.
All those boys could have used a huge dose of dad from the time they were born.
I would also add the parents where the party(s) were held. In today's litigious society what parent in their right mind allows alcohol to be served to minors?
“I guess the 34 year-old Portugese neighbor who took me into her bed when I was 16 in 1968 would still be in prison under today’s standards.
If some neighbor thing did that to one of my 16 year old sons I’d be LIVID.
Bull! I'm 65 and "this sort of thing" DID NOT HAPPEN when I was in high school. Anyone that tried it would have been beaten into next week. I will follow the rules here and not tell you what I think of you for trying (lying) to defend the trash youth that does sh*t like this.
“I guess the 34 year-old Portugese neighbor who took me into her bed when I was 16 in 1968 would still be in prison under today’s standards.”
You probably won’t believe this...
Thank you. I was shocked when I read that post.
Well we know for a fact that there were a minimum of 6 parents that did a lousy job of raising their kids.
I’d be willing to speculate she was drugged. There’s a photo of two boys handling this girl like a sack of cement.
I personally think she was beyond “passed out”.
I’m thinking rohypnol.
Seems like nobody is innocent in this case. Not one person stepped up to do what is right. Not the kids, not the adults.
The assumption that people are mere animals and that “everybody is doing it” could easily lead an unthinking person to presume that by just being in that situation this girl was looking to be had. If the guys hadn’t taken pictures and bragged, she wouldn’t even have known it happened. It would have been just the same old usual kids acting like animals while everybody laughs and thinks it’s no big deal. Including the sex ed teachers, coaches, parents, Hollywood, etc.
The fact is that if you turn off a person’s conscience you make them into a mere animal for a time, and you’re going to get animal behavior. And all those elements (sex ed teachers, coaches, parents, Hollywood, politicians, etc) have been turning off not only these kids’ consciences but the whole society’s conscience - saying this is all human beings (including our kids) are capable of so we should just make sure they can do these behaviors “safely”. Drugs and alcohol just finish the conscience-disabling.
But there is no way to “safely” engage in this garbage - either the intoxication or the sex. It always takes a toll, even if that toll is just (/s) to turn a human being into an animal, void of human compassion, dignity, and perception of what is sacred.
Abortion advocates tell us that there aren’t any victims in abortion. Just kill the defenseless and everything is all better. How does that differ from the mentality of drunk boys thinking that if a girl is passed-out-drunk and defenseless, just do what you want and everything is fine? The aborted baby doesn’t know what happened to it (”isn’t sentient”, according to the arguments) and neither did this girl (she wasn’t “sentient” at the time either), so no harm done to either, if you believe the “logic” of the abortion advocates. Like Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Sandra Fluke, etc...
What we have in this episode is a glimpse into the DEPRAVITY of all the lies our culture has accepted. There is no moral difference between Nancy Pelosi and these 2 boys, except that these boys did it for fun because the society was going to give them a pass (they thought) and Nancy Pelosi does it for power, while the society gives her a pass.
This case is a mirror for our society to see itself as it really is, in all its ugly hypocrisy and depravity. Unfortunately, I don’t think the people who have shaped this society to be this way will ever see this as their own handiwork.
Me too, shocked and angry that anyone would attempt to defend that kind of behavior. As a kid I was on the "wild side" as were my friends but NEVER in our wildest nights did anything close to gang raping a drunken chic happen, never. Even the worst of us would have gone bare knuckles on anyone that tried to rape a young (or old) women.
Maybe if they put more effort into economic development than kid’s football maybe their economy would be better. How bad off can you be if you can afford 25 football coaches? Does every position get its own coach??
They could have gotten consensual sex. They WANTED to rape her because it was rape. They thought it would be loads of fun. They should be put to death immediately.
Now now, we need clarification from Whoopi Goldberg, as to whether or not, it was "rape" rape.
I’m grateful that there are men like you. Thanks again.
Getting closer and closer.
“Big Government” has been working on creating and filling that void since Woodrow Wilson. Hell, since TR.
They said they didn’t think it was rape if it wasn’t forcible. She wasn’t telling them no. In their minds, their “mistake” may have been that they didn’t get to her while she was still able to give them a flirty look (consent). They may well have believed that any girl in the town would have said yes to them, because they were such hot stuff. Clearly the adults were all willing to say yes to them, on everything else. Why would they ever expect that somebody would say no to them? They were jocks; they were ENTITLED to whatever they wanted, and nobody has either the power or audacity to say no.
Just like Congress, or the foreign enemy combatant in our White House...
The failure was at the parents level. And that goes in case one of the biological parents weren’t around, in that case, they are ESPECIALLY responsible. And the parents of the victim shouldn’t be spared from judgement
Include the failure of LEO’s