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Man says Steubenville victim caused all her problems

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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his story has been corrected. Royal Mayo is no longer the president of the Steubenville chapter of the NAACP, a post he left in late 2010. He is currently a member of the group's Ohio executive committee but does not speak on behalf of the NAACP.



In shocking comments, the former president of the Steubenville chapter of the NAACP places the blame for the rape case that has shocked the nation on the 16-year-old victim.

Royal Mayo, a lifelong resident of the Ohio city that gained national infamy following the rape of the girl by two Steubenville High School football players, says that attention should be focused on the role of the young woman, whom he calls the "alleged victim," saying she was drunk and wanted to go out with one of the football players. He also claims that other teens involved in the incident were let off easy, because they were "well-connected."

Last week, Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond were convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl on the night of Aug. 11, 2012. The two football players brought the victim to two separate parties as other teens photographed and documented the sexual abuse. The victim had been drinking heavily and was unconscious during the attacks. Videos and photos were shared by teens who attended the party, which would be later used as evidence against Mays, 17, and Richmond, 16. The two were sentenced to juvenile detention -- two years for Mays and one year for Richmond.

by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Wasn't her mother's role in this incident prosecuted?  What parent in their right mind drops off a teen at a party at 3am with a bottle of Vodka. 

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