Steubenville Defendant Released

    FILE-This Friday, March 15, 2013 file photo shows Trent Mays, 17, left, and co-defendant 16-year-old Ma'lik Richmond sitting in court before the start of the third day of their trial on rape charges in juvenile court in Steubenville, Ohio. Mays and Richmond, the two Ohio high school football players convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl last year , will be classified as sex offenders at a hearing next week.  The June 14 hearing by Judge Thomas Lipps at Jefferson County Juvenile Court in eastern Ohio is a possible first step for the two teen defendants to be transferred from a state juvenile detention center to a facility that works with sex offenders.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, Pool, File)

    Pool photo by Keith Srakocic

    One of the two boys convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl after a party has been released, according to a local television station. Ma’lik Richmond, a football player for Steubenville High School, was convicted in March 2013 of the rape of a West Virginia girl, who had been unconscious at the time of the attack. Richmond was sentenced to one year in a juvenile detention center, and his co-defendant, Trent Mays, was sentenced for two years. Mays was also convicted of using his phone to take a photo of the victim naked. In November, a grand jury indicted four adults for allegedly helping cover up the alleged rape , and a information technology officer was charged with tampering with evidence in October 2013.

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