Former Football Player Must Regsiter As Sex Offender

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
An appeals court has upheld the sex offender classification given to an Ohio high school football player convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl.

(MGN Online)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An appeals court has upheld the sex offender classification given to an Ohio high school football player convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl.

Ma'Lik Richmond was given the second-toughest sex offender classification - Tier II - last August. That means the former Steubenville High School student will have to register as a sex offender every six months for the next 20 years.

The Seventh Ohio District Court of Appeals this week rejected arguments by Richmond's attorneys that the juvenile classification violated constitutional due process protections and amounted to double jeopardy.

Richmond's attorney could not say Friday if an appeal was planned.

A judge found the 18-year-old Richmond and a co-defendant guilty last year of raping the West Virginia girl after an alcohol-fueled party in in August 2012.


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