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Steubenville rape trial defense: victim was willing

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Testimony resumes today in day two of the rape trial of two Steubenville High School football players.

Prosecutors are trying to prove Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond took advantage of a very drunk 16-year-old girl at a party last summer.

Video of the alleged assault was posted on the Internet.

“She was unresponsive and not in a position of consent and they knew about it. And, let’s be clear, they knew she was drunk,” Assistant Attorney General Marianne Hammeter said.

The teenagers’ attorneys claim the alleged victim was a willing participant.

Richardson’s attorney, Walter Madison, claimed in his opening statement that the victim wanted to get drunk.

The trial has drawn international attention because of alleged witnesses’ comments through social media and claims of a cover-up by local officials protecting members of the local high school football team.

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