Ent. Editor Helena Okolicsanyi and Manag. Editor Rebecca Barbush

OPINION: Why the perception of sexual assault surrounding the Steubenville rape case should appall you

Sunday morning at 10 a.m. on March 17 two 16-year-old male high school students found out their fate in a case that has captivated the nation and rocked the small town of Steubenville, Ohio.

Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond were found guilty on charges of repeatedly raping and distributing photographs of a 16-year-old female on August 11, 2012 during a night of high school late-night partying. The girl, whose identity has not been released for her protection, was repeatedly raped by partygoers while onlookers did nothing. To accompany her rape, photos, videos and tweets were sent out to document the act.