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Ohio football players found guilty in Steubenville rape case

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Ohio high school football players found guilty Sunday in Steubenville rape case, CNN reported.

Trent Mays, 17, and Ma'lik Richmond, 16, were found guilty of raping a intoxicated 16-year-old West Virginia girl at parties last Aug. 11, New York Daily News reported.

Special Judge Thomas Lipps pronounced two teens "are hereby adjudicated delinquent beyond a reasonable doubt on all three counts as charged."

Richmond was sentenced to a minimum of one year in juvenile facility, and Mays was sentenced for a minimun of two years, CNN reported.

On the night of last Aug. 11, the girl went to several parties, which involves alcohol, with May and Richmond, New York Daily News reported.

According to the witness testimony, she was more intoxicated as the night went on and vomited several times.

A photo and video was posted on YouTube where the unconscious and intoxicated victim was shown being carried by her wrists and ankles, New York Daily News reported.

Three teens, who was granted immunity from prosecution, testified on Friday that they saw Mays and Richmond engage in sexual contact with the girl, CNN reported.

Both teen could face registry as sex offenders, and their status will be determined after they serve their sentences, New York Daily News reported.

Steubenville officials refused the claims that police have attempted to protect the football program because of its town's bad economy, New York Daily News reported.

"This case isn't about social media. ... It is about a 16-year-old girl who was taken advantage, toyed with and humiliated. And it's for [the defendants] to pay for what they did," Special prosecutor Marianne Hemmeter said in her closing arguments Saturday.

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