One of the two Steubenville (OH) High School football players convicted in the rape of a fellow student has to register as a Tier II sex offender.
Ma'Lik Richmond was back in court where he now joins Trent Mays in that stauts. The victim's family, as well as Mays' and Richmond's families were all in court for the hearing.
According to the Ohio Bar Association, a Tier 2 offender "includes those who have been convicted of offenses such as gross sexual imposition with a victim under 13 years old, pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor when the offender is four or more years older than the victim. Adult offenders must register every 180 days for 25 years; juvenile offenders must register for 20 years."
The defense had asked for Richmond's sex offender registration to end after age 21- pointing to his lack of a criminal record before his prosecution.
The state said that it was mandatory that Richmond receive some type of label and asked that Richmond receive same treatment and same classification as Trent Mays.
Here's the story form the courtroom...
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Here's the story where Mays was given a Tier II status...