Steubenville High School Students Guilty of Rape

Posted at 1:02 PM, Mar 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-17 22:51:50-04

Steubenville, Ohio (CNN) – Two Steubenville high school football players accused of raping an allegedly drunk 16-year-old girl were found guilty by an Ohio judge on Sunday.

Judge Thomas Lipps announced his decision after reviewing evidence presented over four days of testimony in the case against 17-year-old Trent Mays and 16-year-old Ma’lik Richmond.

The ruling brings to an end a trial that gained national attention for its lurid text messages, cell phone pictures and videos, and social media posts.

At the heart of the case was the question of whether the alleged victim was too drunk on the night of August 11 and the early morning of August 12 to understand what was happening to her and to consent.