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Ohio teens guilty of rape, face year-plus in jail

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  1. steveox

    steveox Well-Known Member

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    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two members of the high school football team that is the pride of Steubenville were found guilty Sunday of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl in a case that bitterly divided the Rust Belt city and led to accusations of a cover-up to protect the community's athletes.

    Steubenville High School students Trent Mays and Ma'Lik Richmond were sentenced to at least a year in juvenile jail, capping a case that came to light via a barrage of morning-after text messages, social media posts and online photos and video. Mays was sentenced to an additional year in jail on a charge of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, to be served after his rape sentence is completed.

    The two teens broke down in tears after the verdict was read and later apologized to the victim and to the community. Both were emotional as they spoke, and Richmond struggled at times to talk through his sobs. Richmond's father, Nathaniel, also asked that the victim's family "forgive Malik and Trent for the pain they put you through."

    http://news.yahoo.com/ohio-teens-guilty-rape-face-plus-jail-145306028--spt.html

    WHAT THE HELL KIND OF PUNISHMENT IS THAT? You See law is a joke in America. GET RID OF THE JURY SYSTEM! Just like John W Hinkley got sent to an Mental hospital because of the Jury system. And ill gurantee you that clown who shot people in that movie theater is gonna get the insanity verdict. Its all about crooked lawyers and stupid [​IMG] ass jury. You know why our founding fathers came up with a lawyer and jury system? It came from the bible idea. Wanna know why you can never go to hell? Cause Jesus forgives you. No matter how bad you did things on earth Jesus always forgives you and GOD can never send you to HELL!
     
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    BigRob Well-Known Member

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    Steve....there was not a jury in this case.
     
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    The Whole system is corrupted is what im talking about. Why isnt Hinkley behind bars but hes getting royal treatment instead?
     
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    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Raping a girl - reprehensible.
    Posting it on the internet - incomprehensible.
    Thinking you can get by with it - nonsensical.

    A couple of stupid teen aged jocks... wait, that's a redundancy.
     
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    1 year isnt good enough. More like 10 years is more like it. Whatever happended to Jessicas law in Ohio? Isnt Jessicas law means 25 years if you commit it?
     
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    they did not get one year...they got up to 4-5 years...1 year min...
     
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    Well its still rape on a minor that requires an 25 year prison sentence under Jessicas law.
     
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    minor on minor irelevant in this law ?
     
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    It applies to all. Lets face it,, If this happened in Florida or in Texas you would had got a much stiffer sentence.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    while the outcome may have been different in FLA, its not due to this law which would not apply.

     
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    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Here is how CNN reported the incident:


     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    even juvie problems will alter a life forever.


    wouldnt bother me if very hsrsh punishmemts came to them for this but i understand the concept behind juvie justice.

    this not a slap on the wrist.
     
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    16 years old is considered a 'minor'? How absurd. That 'minor' probably knew more about sex than you ever will.
     
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    A life sentence for rape?? Yet, if you kill someone, you would be lucky to get 5 years in jail. Odd system down there. The raped bitch still lives. The wasted fucker does not. Gotta love American logic.
     
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    I saw a news show about this incident. Witnesses abound who claimed this girl went EVERYWHERE with these two guys, even though her friends BEGGED her not to go with them. She was never FORCED to go with them. They house-hopped all night. She hit on one of the guys all night. Witnesses saw this. Hmmm? Could this be some bitch who was pissed off that the assholes posted her in a drunken state on the internet, leading to her embarrassment, which is the REAL reason why they are being charged? Who knows?
     
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