Steubenville teen convicted of rape released from juvy

Steubenville teen convicted of rape released from juvy

STEUBENVILLE, OH (WOIO) - One of the teens convicted in the Steubenville rape case has been released from the detention center.

In March 2013, a judge sentenced Mays to two years in juvenile detention for his role in the rape.

His co-defendant, Ma'lik Richmond was released a year ago.

Richmond and Mays were teammates on the football team at Steubenville High School. They were convicted of raping a West Virginia girl who passed out at a party. That party was before the 2012 season, back when both players were 16.

Attorney Bob Fitzsimmons, on behalf of the victim and her family released the following statement:

We hope the guilty parties hold a higher standard of morals and values as their rehabilitation continues. We also hope they realize the magnitude of life-long pain that they have caused the victim and pray that the memory of their crime lives in their souls as a constant reminder to treat women with dignity and respect.

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