Trent Mays, 17, left, and 16-year-old Ma'lik Richmond sit at the defense table before the start of their trial on rape charges in juvenile court on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in Steubenville, Ohio. Mays and Richmond were found delinquent on Sunday of raping a 16-year-old West Virginia girl last August 2012. (Keith Srakocic/AP)


Steubenville Teens Face More Sentencing

Hearing set for next week will determine whether to classify the convicted as sex offenders.

The two high school football players in Steubenville, Ohio, who were recently convicted of raping a 16-year old girl, will soon find out whether they face a future as classified sex offenders. A hearing, scheduled for next week, is the potential first step in transferring defendants Ma'lik Richmond and Trent Mays from the juvenile detention center, where they are currently housed, to a facility specializing in working with sex offenders. The hearing would also determine what sex offenders level the teens would be assigned to.

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