Arab Today, arab today 2 us teenagers charged in viral video rape case
Last Updated : GMT 10:03:13
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

‘Profane’ evidence sent through social media

2 US teenagers charged in viral video rape case

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today 2 US teenagers charged in viral video rape case

US police investigated 3500 cases of youth-produced images in 2008-2009
Chicago - Arabstoday

US police investigated 3500 cases of youth-produced images in 2008-2009 Two US teenagers were found guilty of raping a fellow high school student -- a case made notorious when a video of boys laughing about the assault on the "dead" drunk girl went viral. Trent Mays, aged 17, and 16-year-old Ma'lik Richmond, both high school football players in the small Ohio town of Steubenville, broke down when they heard the verdict: "delinquent beyond a reasonable doubt" on all counts.
Further charges may be brought against other people involved in the incident, which continued well after the August 11 assault as pictures and videos were shared via text message and uploaded to social media sites like Facebook.
"Many of the things that we learned during this trial that our children were saying and doing were profane, were ugly," said Judge Thomas Lipps.
In one video, high school boys laughed about watching the rape, saying the girl "deserved to be peed on."
Other videos and photos showed Mays and Richmond lifting the unconscious and nearly naked 16-year-old girl by her hands and feet.
Because they were tried as juveniles, the judge determined the verdict and the sentence, which the boys began serving immediately.
Richmond must serve a minimum of one year in a juvenile rehabilitation facility and a maximum of up until he turns 21, while Mays, charged with a second crime of "illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material," was sentenced to a minimum of two years and a maximum of up until he turns 24.
They both apologised in court to the victim, her family and the community. Richmond said they had "no intentions" to commit the crimes, and Mays said "those pictures shouldn't have been sent around, let alone even taken."
Richmond's father also apologised and asked for forgiveness for the boys for what he called "a terrible mistake."
The 16-year-old victim was not in the room, but her mother addressed the court, telling the boys: "You displayed not only a lack of...compassion but a lack of any moral code."
"You were your own accuser through the social media that you chose to publish your criminal conduct on," she said. "I have pity for you both."
The girl's lawyer, Bob Fitzsimmons, told CNN she was "doing well" and was relieved that the court case had finished.
"She's a 16-year-old girl still, and she's a high school student. She just wants to get back with her normal life, as does the family," he said.
Ohio Assistant Attorney General Marianne Hemmeter said in opening statements Wednesday that the two boys treated the girl like a "toy" and repeatedly degraded her by sending the photos to their friends.
Defence attorneys had disputed the prosecution's assertion that the girl was too drunk to consent, and insisted the boys' actions did not constitute rape.
The case has raised awareness of the power and danger of social media and cyber bullying, as sexually explicit or other humiliating pictures and videos spread like wildfire with a click of a mouse or a tap on a smartphone.
One in six US children aged 12 to 17 have received a sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude photo or video of someone they know, a recent study by the Pew Research Centre found.
And the Crimes Against Children Research Centre estimated that police investigated nearly 3,500 cases of youth-produced sexual images in 2008 and 2009.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today 2 us teenagers charged in viral video rape case Arab Today, arab today 2 us teenagers charged in viral video rape case

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today 2 us teenagers charged in viral video rape case Arab Today, arab today 2 us teenagers charged in viral video rape case

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation
Arab Today, arab today Barcelona through George Orwell’s eyes

GMT 13:44 2017 Friday ,20 October

Barcelona through George Orwell’s eyes
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Residents get glimpse of Raqa in ruins

GMT 07:10 2017 Saturday ,21 October

Residents get glimpse of Raqa in ruins
Arab Today, arab today Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge

GMT 11:26 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today World's deepest lake in peril

GMT 15:54 2017 Friday ,20 October

World's deepest lake in peril
Arab Today, arab today Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action

GMT 10:54 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action
Arab Today, arab today Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'

GMT 16:07 2017 Friday ,20 October

Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Sweden to get biggest car factory

GMT 14:10 2017 Friday ,20 October

Sweden to get biggest car factory
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars

GMT 06:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars
Arab Today, arab today Actress Mona Zaki praises husband’s role

GMT 08:15 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Actress Mona Zaki praises husband’s role
Arab Today, arab today Massacre fears spark race

GMT 19:09 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Massacre fears spark race

GMT 08:57 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Actress Shery Adel happy for Egypt’s qualification

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:00 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 06:43 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Fake dentists ply brisk trade

GMT 06:49 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 20:46 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday