Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

June 14, 2013

No sex offender hearing for Ohio football player


Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio —  A judge has canceled a sex offender hearing for one of two Ohio high school football players convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl last year.

Judge Thomas Lipps made the decision Friday in Steubenville after an attorney for defendant Ma’Lik Richmond filed motions with Lipps, the subject matter of which were not disclosed.

The Ohio attorney general’s office confirms that a hearing is proceeding only in the case of co-defendant Trent Mays.

The hearing was to be a possible first step for the two teenagers to be transferred from a state juvenile detention center to a facility that works with sex offenders.

The teens were convicted of raping the West Virginia girl after an August party celebrating a successful football team scrimmage.