Computer expert testifies at Ohio rape trial

Jake Stark

A computer expert testified Thursday about her analysis of cellphones seized in the investigation of two Ohio high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl. 

Computer forensic specialist Joann Gibb is expected to present evidence of 17 cellphones, which contain photos taken the night of the alleged assault in August. 

The trial of Trent Mays and Ma'Lik Richmond began Wednesday. Prosecutors spent the first day trying to show that the girl was too drunk to consent to sex, while defense attorneys argued that she was still able to control her actions. 

Both defendants allegedly penetrated the West Virginia girl with their fingers, first in the back seat of a car and then a second time in the basement of a house party. They have maintained their innocence. 

Several witnesses said the girl was drunk, slurred her words, stumbled and vomited throughout the night. 

If convicted, Mays and Richmond could be imprisoned in a juvenile jail until they turn 21.