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2 Ohio football players found guilty of rape in case that roiled town, stirred reaction online

Two Ohio high school football players have been found guilty of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl in a case that roiled a small city and stirred reaction from activists online.

Judge Thomas Lipps ruled Sunday in juvenile court that two Steubenville High School students, ages 17 and 16, are guilty of attacking the girl after an alcohol-fueled party last August.

The 17-year-old and 16-year-old were charged with digitally penetrating the West Virginia girl, first in a car and then in a house. They could be held in a juvenile jail until they turn 21.

The case divided the community amid allegations that more students should have been charged and led to questions about the influence of the football team, a local source of a pride.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Editors’ Note: The Associated Press named the minors charged due to the fact they have been identified in other news coverage and their names were used in open court. FoxNews.com will not name the defendants.

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