COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — 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 (muh-LEEK') 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.