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Judge Finds Steubenville High School Football Players Guilty Of Rape

Two players sentenced to at least one year in juvenile jail.

Trent Mays, 17, enters court for the fourth day. Keith Srakocic / AP

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio high school football players who were found guilty of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl have been sentenced to at least one year in juvenile jail.

Steubenville High School students Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond were found guilty Sunday of attacking the girl after an alcohol-fueled party last August. The case roiled the small city and stirred reaction from activists online.

The judge sentenced them both to at least one year in juvenile jail and said both can be held until they’re 21. Mays, who’s 17, 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.

Both Mays and the 16-year-old Richmond have been ordered to avoid contact with the victim until they’re 21.

Richmond hugs his mother after closing arguments were made Keith Srakocic / AP

Ma’lik Richmond, 16, enters court for the fourth day. Keith Srakocic / AP

Mays, left, talks with one of his defense lawyers. Keith Srakocic / AP

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