The judge in the Steubenville rape case has announced a verdict of "delinquent" or guilty in the case of both young men accused in the Steubenville rape case.
Justice has been served. Both parties could face jail time until they are adults. Sentencing will not be announced today.
Both teens are convicted of the juvenile equivalent of rape. They will likely undergo assessments to determine their risk level, which could help the judge decide whether they should be committed to a juvenile detention facility. They could also undergo a sexual offender assessment to help classify them into one of the sex offender registration tiers.Yesterday, the victim testified in court for over an hour, facing cross examination from defense attorneys. She said the only recollection she had of the evening was getting sick in the street.
May this community learn from this experience and may the young lady have strong support and healing to deal with this experience.
Defense attorneys who later briefly questioned the teen girl wondered aloud whether the reason that she believed and told people she was drugged and assaulted was because what was being said publicly looked bad.Really?
“You want to look better than you do, right?” Attorney Adam Nemann, who represents the former high school quarterback said. “It’s a lot easier to say you were drugged, right?”