Despite the release, Richmond (pictured right) would still have to register as a sex offender for the next two decades.
One of the two high school football players convicted of raping of a 16-year-old Steubenville, Ohio, girl in August, 2012 has been released from a juvenile detention center.
Ma’Lik Richmond was released on Sunday from the Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Detention Facility less than a year after he was found delinquent in court, WTRF reports. (In the language of the juvenile court system, delinquent is the equivalent of guilty.)
The case of Richmond and fellow student-athlete Trent Mays, who was also found delinquent, brought national media attention to the Rust Belt town. Part of the outrage arose from photos and videos shared on social media that showed the 16-year-old victim inebriated at a post-football game party on the night she was assaulted.
Richmond and Mays were 16 and 17, respectively, at the time of the verdict.
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