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Richmond, Mays found delinquent

March 17, 2013

STEUBENVILLE — Two Ohio high school football players have been found delinquent of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl in a case that roiled a small city and stirred reaction from activists online....

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RioBob

Mar-17-13 10:44 AM

To bad they weren't tried as adults then they would have something to cry about

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AllisonS

Mar-17-13 11:20 AM

I'm just not sympathetic to their cries. They are crying because of their guilt--not because they feel terrible about the disgusting behavior they exhibited during the night in question. I hope this will be a lesson learned by them and their classmates. What kind of person takes advantage of a drunk person? I cannot imagine the mentality it takes to behave in that manner. Mays was upset because he was unable to have intercourse with her. I hope my son will learn to treat women with respect based on the what we demonstrate in our household.

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Benardo

Mar-17-13 11:21 AM

Let's see now if law enforcement and school authorities take action against the coach who it seems knew of the rape allegation and did nothing. Will it all be swept away? Is the superintendent in charge or is it like penn state, where the coach ran the school? Can any parent allow a rape excuser to interact with their child? The principal and superintendent should be judged on what steps they take or don't take. Hopefully, law enforcement is concerned more about justice than some minor league blusterer.

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TomSays

Mar-17-13 11:27 AM

These two now convicted rapists are getting off too easy. The judge should have given them the max allowed by law. It's a shame that the victim's life can be destroyed and all they get is a year or two in a juvenile facility. Justice is only have served here.

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Jlrey65

Mar-17-13 11:30 AM

Now they need to move on to the scum coach and school borad, & lets not forget about sheriff dork.

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Erieside

Mar-17-13 11:42 AM

I'm not sure why they were tried as juveniles other tan their football connections. Now steubenville needs to clean house and fire all the coaches who had these parties and threatened reporters, and school board members acting as guardians ( whats up with that?) and police/sheriffs involved in cover ups. Otherwise you will be forever known as the city who had to have outsiders investigate and try the case because you would rather see a girl get raped than lose a game.

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Erieside

Mar-17-13 11:48 AM

Mothers in steubenville, you better start demanding some firings! I won't want these people around my daughter. I would also demand extensive education on ethics, morals and behavior in those schools. Maybe the parents need it too.

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SNAPJudy

Mar-17-13 11:50 AM

Thank you to this judge for the guilty verdict. We hope the brave young victim feels some sense of relief. She is to be commended for her courage in speaking up and taking action to expose this ugly crime. She is making a difference by saying that "rape will not be tolerated".

This abuse has got to stop. Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail****, "SNAP (The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) is the world's oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, teachers,orphanages, summer camps, athletic programs, Boy Scouts, etc

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SubCommanderZ

Mar-17-13 11:57 AM

If you think you've seen the end of it, think again. The Grand Jury will put the screws to the rest of the delinquents and their criminal enablers in Steubenville and its environs.

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Jlrey65

Mar-17-13 12:00 PM

@SubcommanderZ, we can only hope.

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bswhitenjp

Mar-17-13 12:24 PM

This is what happens when you behave foolishly,too bad !

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HeraldStarSux

Mar-17-13 12:26 PM

The Herald Star is biased reporting. "Richmond, Mays found delinquent". Of what? Playing hooky at school? NO, THEY WERE FOUND GUILTY OF RAPE. SAY IT. HERALD STAR IS LAME, CAN'T EVEN SAY WHAT HAPPENED. Oh, you might hurt the poor boy's feelings? CHANGE THE TITLE HEADLINE, CALL IT WHAT IT IS!

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HeraldStarSux

Mar-17-13 12:27 PM

The Herald Star is biased reporting. "Richmond, Mays found delinquent". Of what? Playing hooky at school? NO, THEY WERE FOUND GUILTY OF RAPE. SAY IT. HERALD STAR IS LAME, CAN'T EVEN SAY WHAT HAPPENED. Oh, you might hurt the poor boy's feelings? CHANGE THE TITLE HEADLINE, CALL IT WHAT IT IS!

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NoHopeforJustice

Mar-17-13 12:31 PM

No justice was served today, 1 year that is ridiculous given the evidence. The whole city has been shamed, the police should be up on charges for concealing evidence and not pursuing the case because these guys were jocks. The judge should be ashamed at giving 1 year, they repeatedly abused and mocked her saying she might be dead. The complete lack of human decency of all involved is a disgrace. The penalty is not nearly enough and they should have been tried as adults. No justice was served today.

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AM5092

Mar-17-13 12:46 PM

@Erieside you want morality and ethics taught in your schools? Send your kids to Steubenville Central.

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Dignity

Mar-17-13 1:26 PM

Justice was served today because the two "accused" have now been proven GUILTY by a court of law and by the punishment due them.

People would like to think that these boys are deviants and do not represent the callous attitudes and moral rot that is permeating our society, but they do!

Listen to most rap music and you will find lyrics validating violence, glorifying crime, and worshiping the almight dollar. Yet we are "shocked" when young people emulate these destructive values.

I still have hope for our young people, but UNLESS society wakes up and stops glorifying sports, stops turning a blind eye to the moral ilk that is now tolerated and even applauded, we will contine to see more cases like this one that has sadly destroyed many families' lifes.

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oakley0911

Mar-17-13 2:43 PM

They should have been charged as Adults! Aswell as the other young boys there that night. Seeing Richmond and Mays and their parents and hearing this makes me sick. I hope they cry all day everyday in jail.

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Bendtheboysover

Mar-17-13 4:30 PM

Erieside: You said maybe the parents need educating, too. There is no maybe about it. I hold the parents more responsible than the 2 boys because boys at that age are driven with testosterone and fueled by alcohol. It is not a good mix and any concerned parent would not allow their kid to stay out all night drinking and driving and in this case raping, too. Had the parents done their job and made the boys stay home and study, this would never have happened. At least they should have been supervising the boys at their own home so they know what the boys are up to but this takes effort and apparently more effort than any of these parents wanted to put into it. They would rather go to Disneyworld and pretend all is well.

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Bendtheboysover

Mar-17-13 4:30 PM

Erieside: You said maybe the parents need educating, too. There is no maybe about it. I hold the parents more responsible than the 2 boys because boys at that age are driven with testosterone and fueled by alcohol. It is not a good mix and any concerned parent would not allow their kid to stay out all night drinking and driving and in this case raping, too. Had the parents done their job and made the boys stay home and study, this would never have happened. At least they should have been supervising the boys at their own home so they know what the boys are up to but this takes effort and apparently more effort than any of these parents wanted to put into it. They would rather go to Disneyworld and pretend all is well.

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Mike831

Mar-17-13 6:21 PM

I guess i'm not as hateful as most of you, i still have hope for these young men, they did something wrong and they're going to pay for it, but i have hope, these young men have another 50,60 ,70 years of their life, i have hope they can turn their life around and learn from this, everyone deserves a second chance, i don't condone rape and i do understand the girl will be scarred for life, but lets not give up on these young men, it's their first offense, many people have served their time and made a turnaround in their lives, i hope they do and i'm not going to give up on them. i don't know them, i just want them to turn their lives around and be respectful young adults when they getback into our society.

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ChristopherBlackwell

Mar-17-13 8:20 PM

I wish the two jocks had been given a stiffer sentence than they got. Their own words showed that they cared nothing about the harm they did to the girl, or the damage to her life, so there is no reason for us to feel sorry for any damage done to their lives. For too long we have allowed our sports heros to live by the lowest standards of accountability, everyone else cleaning up their messes for them. Sorry, but if they want to be treated as special then let they work to become better and fully responsible men. From now on, lets demand total accountability and the highest of moral standards for our sports jocks. Anything less is a disgrace to the town and school that they represent.

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mollace

Mar-18-13 1:53 AM

I am shocked and sickened by anyone, posting here, on other media sites, or on the news ala CNN, who minimizes what happened to that girl and expresses sympathy for the perpetrators. These repulsive, depraved creeps who raped and assaulted, REPEATEDLY, an unconscious girl, should have to do more than serve their pathetically lenient sentences. This girl's life will never be the same again. Every single person involved should've been prosecuted. Mays' outrageous "apology" addressed only the taking of photos, not the viscious and misogynistic acts he and his friend committed. We are truly a society in big trouble that so many people try to minimize rape, assault, bullying, drinking to excess, drugging and wilding. Those boys should have to put in ten years of community service working with victims of rape and assault. Who knows - maybe they'll have some first hand experiences themselves on the receiving end before they get out. I have very little hope for them, either w

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Michael1013

Mar-18-13 8:23 AM

So...what ever happened with coaches allowing drinking at their house? What happened with Coach Sac "taking care of it"? How the*****is one year sufficient for a rape? I have friends that got 18 months for first offense drug possession. What did I read yesterday, they will only be registered as sex offenders while incarcerated? Unbelievable how shady this whole thing is.

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frannyandzoey

Mar-18-13 10:27 AM

Grateful for the guilty verdict, looking forward to the other kids, who knew what happened and did nothing, the absentee parents who opened their homes for these "parties?", and a the officials (legal and school) who did everything they coud to make the case disappear reap consequences for their personal mora decay. Let us hope AG office continues to pursue this as required despite reported ties to select bigwigs in community. Thank you, JD and parents, for your courage in pursuing justice despite the risk in "putting yourself out there" for the world to see.

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TiredoftheBS

Mar-18-13 10:38 AM

Fix the town or forever be known as Rape Crewbenville, Ohio!

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