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Mar 17 2013

Steubenville: Richmond and Mays found guilty

Both were found guilty of rape; Mays was also found guilty of disseminating a naked photo of a minor.

Richmond’s father told CNN that his son was doing OK.

“I told Ma’lik to put all his trust in God. God will see him through this,” Nate Richmond said. “I told him that I love him, basically. And to be strong.”

I wonder if Richmond’s father told him anything about not raping.

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  1. 1
    Argle Bargle

    Even though both Mays and Richmond were tried and convicted as juveniles, they’ll be on Ohio’s sex offender list for the rest of their lives.

  2. 2
    Marcus Ranum

    “I told Ma’lik to put all his trust in God.”

    Yeah, because obviously his father didn’t do a very good job raising him.

    It reminds me of a much more amusing bit of spoken word from Ray Wylie Hubbard. It goes something like this: (Ray has been busted for a petty crime and is talking to an advisor)
    “So, the man tells me, ‘just put it in the hands of The Lord!’”
    “And I asked him, ‘You mean just let what happens happen?’”
    “Yes, put it in the hands of Jesus.”
    “So I put it in the hands of Jesus and Jesus referred it to the District Attorney.”

  3. 3
    Rowan vet-tech

    @1-

    Even though both Mays and Richmond were tried and convicted as juveniles, they’ll be on Ohio’s sex offender list for the rest of their lives.

    GOOD.

  4. 4
    Alverant

    @1
    I heard their lawyers are fighting that requirement. It’s not like it will do much good anyway. They just explain it away to football lovers as persecution by an overzealous PC feminazis or whatever.

    OT I wonder what God had to say about not raping. There’s a commandant about not lusting after your neighbor’s ass but not his daughter.

  5. 5
    Pierce R. Butler

    How does it happen that a judge delivers a verdict in a criminal case on a Sunday morning?

  6. 6
    A Hermit

    I wonder if Richmond’s father told him anything about not raping.

    Actually he’s expressing regret for having been an absent father…and saying some of the responsibility is his. I give him credit for that much.

  7. 7
    sceptinurse

    “I wonder if Richmond’s father told him anything about not raping.”

    Probably “Don’t get caught next time.”

  8. 8
    Martha

    I’m damned glad the boys were convicted, but I’m a bit uncomfortable pointing fingers at their parents– at least in the absence of information.

    We can’t know what these boys’ parents have taught them. Perhaps they were a big part of the problem, or perhaps they were fighting the culture that made their boys feel that they were above the law– and above women. The likelihood is that they were actively or passively involved in supporting a rape culture, as far too many people in our society are. But children of good parents can do atrocious things, too. When that happens, do the parents need the extra pain of judgment when they’re already searching for an answer?

  9. 9
    Shipping Wars

    thank you

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