Teens jailed after having sex with girl who was to intoxicated to consentBy Mason White 5:50 AM March 19, 2013
|Ma’Lik Richmond and Trent Mays|
By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) Two teens received prison sentences after having sex with a teen girl who prosecutors claim was too intoxicated to consent, according to court proceeding in Ohio.
Two former football stars collapsed and wept openly Sunday morning in court after being found guilty of raping a girl,16, during a night out last August. Prosecutors argued that the girl was too drunk to consent to the sexual activity.
Ma’Lik Richmond, 16, and Trent Mays, 17, had been accused of digitally penetrating the drunk girl twice in the night of August 11, 2012. Richmond and Mays were found delinquent, which is the juvenile equivalent of being found guilty. Mays was convicted of a second felony count of using a minor for making and distributing naked pictures of victims.
When the verdict was read both defendants began to cry.
“I realize that this is the first time you have had problems with the law, but these are serious crimes,” Judge Thomas Lipps, who decided the case without a jury, said. “If you were convicted in adult court of these charges, you would have to spend many years in an adult prison,” the judge added.
Judge Lipps sentenced Richmond to a minimum of one year of incarceration in a juvenile facility. Mays was sentenced to a minimum of one year of imprisonment in a juvenile facility for the rape and one year for the second felony, to be served consecutively. Lipps called Mays’ crimes more severe than that of Richmond. Both teens faced a maximum prison sentence of being incarcerated until, the age of 21.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view