Check out that final paragraph. Why are reporters so desperate to place the blame for the rapes on anything *but* the actions of these guys who raped an unconscious girl and uploaded videos of her being raped to social media?
Is "youth culture" to be blamed? Or just these guys? It's an honest and one this article actually goes to pains to address by looking at the wider permissive culture they exist in as young athletic guys.
Do the parent who let their teenage sons party til 4am bear some of the blame? Does the coach who tried to cover up the rape
(and who still has a job)?
Steubenville High School football players found guilty of raping 16-year-old girl - Yahoo! Sports
Inside a small Steubenville, Ohio, courtroom filled with sobbing and exhausting emotion, Judge Thomas Lipps found Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond guilty Sunday of raping an intoxicated 16-year-old girl. Lipps sentenced both defendants to a minimum of one year in a youth correctional institute with the determination for a longer sentence coming from child-service experts.
Mays received an additional year for transmission of nude photos, to be served after his rape sentence is completed. Mays and Richmond also will have to register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives.
"It provides a great incentive to do well," said Lipps, who could have ordered Mays and Richmond to remain behind bars until they turned 21.
Mays, 17, and Richmond, 16, both wept, at times uncontrollably, as the verdict was announced. Mays buried his head in a handkerchief as defense attorneys rubbed his back. He later hugged his parents goodbye.
Richmond was able to stand and approach the victim's family and deliver a tearful apology before breaking down into the arms of court manager Fred Adballa Jr.
"I'm sorry," Richmond said through gasps and cries, "for putting you guys through this. I'm sorry."
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It also exposed a teenage culture of weak ethics, rampant alcohol abuse and poor family structures that wound up dooming Mays and Richmond, both of whom had promising futures and no criminal past.