A judge Sunday found two teenage boys guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl during a night of high school parties that was captured on text messages, pictures and videos and shared among the defendants and their friends.
Ma’Lik Richmond, 16, and Trent Mays, 17, sat silently as Judge Thomas Lipps delivered his sentence. Mays then broke down in tears.
Richmond and Mays were each charged with raping the girl, who is 16 -- once in the back of a car and again at a friend’s house. Mays was also charged with illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material because pictures of the naked girl were found on his cellphone.
Judge Thomas Lipps heard the case without a jury.
The victim, a West Virginia girl, testified that she remembered little of that night until she woke up naked in a strange house. Her cellphone, shoes and underwear were missing, she said.