Transcript for Steubenville Rape Trial: Teens Found Delinquent
For more, let's bring in dan abrams. You heard from the sentencing from alex. Where do we go from here? Mays has to serve a minimum of two years in a juvenile facility. Richmond, a minimum of one year. They could both serve up to the time they're 21 years old. Both have to register as sex offenders. The remaining question is how long? Could it be for the rest of their lives? That's yet to be determined. The judge has not ruled on that as of yet. What was your reaction when you heard the verdict? Most people following the case thought this was likely to happen. Not a sure thing. The lawyers, clearly for the two defendants, didn't expect this. The big win came yeller when the case was moved from adult court to juvenile court. Think difference. If this case was in adult court and there had been a conviction in adult court, you would talk about many, many, many years behind bars. Here, you're talking about a minimum of one year in juvenile for one, two years for the other. That was the big victory earlier in the case. A lot of people know about the case because of social media. A lot of people want to blame techlogy. You're like, wait, not so fast here. It was a seesocial media case where there was evidence. This social media led to catching these people. It was about accountability. People say, social media, this shows you need to be careful, yeah. But probably the biggest lesson is you need to behave in a particular way. If you do not, you can be held accountable. Thank you, dan. A special "20/20" on the steubenville case is this friday.
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