March 18th, 2013
11:38 PM ET

Social media consequences and Steubenville

Attorney and children's rights advocate Areva Martin and CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin discuss the Steubenville rape case and the teens arrested for threatening the victim on Twitter.

The two high school football players who had pleaded innocent, Trent Mays, 17, and Ma'lik Richmond, 16, apologized in court Sunday after they were convicted by Judge Thomas Lipps. Mays was sentenced to a minimum of two years in a juvenile correctional facility, and Richmond was sentenced to a minimum of one year.

Toobin calls the punishment "modest" for the crime. "If they were adults, they could have gotten 20 years," he tells Anderson Cooper. "It's also important to point out, this was not a close case on the evidence. There were admissions through the social media, there were eyewitnesses to this rape, and there was of course the evidence that the victim was unconscious."