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BY CHARESSE JAMES
 



A teammate of Steubenville football players Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond testified Friday that he taped sexual acts involving the alleged teenage victim with his cell phone, then deleted the video.

17-year-old Mark Cole said he recorded the video during the car ride between two house parties in Steubenville, which showed the accused football players digitally penetrating a
16-year-old girl, then deleted the video the following morning, telling the courtroom —
(Via CNN)

“It was one of those moments you realize you did something wrong or stupid.” (Via New York Daily News)

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Cole is one of several teenagers offered immunity for their testimonies against the defendants, who’ve been accused of sexually assaulting a girl from a nearby West Virginia community twice at a high school party in August 2012, first in the backseat of a car and then again in the basement of a house.

“A second witness says he saw Trent Mays fondling the partially clothed victim in the backseat ... He shot a video of a former Ohio State University student making fun of the victim. That video was later posted on YouTube called ‘dead girl.’” (Via WCMH)

Mays and Richmond’s lawyers tried to poke holes in the testimonies of the teens who testified -- asking whether they had seen social media, how drunk they were at the time of the alleged incident and whether the girl was too drunk to understand what was happening to her. The defense challenged whether all three witnesses were reconstructing events from memory or from the text messages and cell phone images. (Via HLN)

The three teens who testified originally plead the 5th until they were compelled to testify by the presiding  judge. In exchange for their testimonies, they were given immunity — a move that sparked outrage among Steubenville residents.

“A small band of activists have gathered outside the courthouse to demand more punishment against those who witnessed the act and did nothing.” (Via WSYX)

If convicted, Richmond and Mays would be held in a juvenile prison until they are 21 years old and would have to register as sex offenders. The trial is ongoing.

Teammates Testify at Steubenville Rape Trial

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Mar 16, 2013

Teammates Testify at Steubenville Rape Trial

(Image Source: CNN)

 


BY CHARESSE JAMES
 



A teammate of Steubenville football players Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond testified Friday that he taped sexual acts involving the alleged teenage victim with his cell phone, then deleted the video.

17-year-old Mark Cole said he recorded the video during the car ride between two house parties in Steubenville, which showed the accused football players digitally penetrating a
16-year-old girl, then deleted the video the following morning, telling the courtroom —
(Via CNN)

“It was one of those moments you realize you did something wrong or stupid.” (Via New York Daily News)

AOC
Cole is one of several teenagers offered immunity for their testimonies against the defendants, who’ve been accused of sexually assaulting a girl from a nearby West Virginia community twice at a high school party in August 2012, first in the backseat of a car and then again in the basement of a house.

“A second witness says he saw Trent Mays fondling the partially clothed victim in the backseat ... He shot a video of a former Ohio State University student making fun of the victim. That video was later posted on YouTube called ‘dead girl.’” (Via WCMH)

Mays and Richmond’s lawyers tried to poke holes in the testimonies of the teens who testified -- asking whether they had seen social media, how drunk they were at the time of the alleged incident and whether the girl was too drunk to understand what was happening to her. The defense challenged whether all three witnesses were reconstructing events from memory or from the text messages and cell phone images. (Via HLN)

The three teens who testified originally plead the 5th until they were compelled to testify by the presiding  judge. In exchange for their testimonies, they were given immunity — a move that sparked outrage among Steubenville residents.

“A small band of activists have gathered outside the courthouse to demand more punishment against those who witnessed the act and did nothing.” (Via WSYX)

If convicted, Richmond and Mays would be held in a juvenile prison until they are 21 years old and would have to register as sex offenders. The trial is ongoing.

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