Hearing Set For Steubenville Football Player

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Associated Press

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Updated Fri, Aug 16, 2013 8:32 am

A judge has scheduled a hearing to determine the sex offender classification for a high school football player convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl last year.

The hearing Friday for Ma'Lik Richmond was delayed earlier this summer while his attorney unsuccessfully challenged the constitutionality of the sex offender labeling process.

The 17-year-old Richmond is serving at least a year in the Ohio juvenile detention system for raping the West Virginia girl after an alcohol-fueled party in Steubenville in eastern Ohio in August 2012.

Judge Thomas Lipps gave Richmond's co-defendant Trent Mays the state's second-toughest sex offender classification after a June hearing.

Mays could have to report to a local sheriff every six months for 20 years, but can request to have the label removed based on his history of rehabilitation.

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