Steubenville Rape Convict Released

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Ma'lik Richmond, one of the two teenagers convicted in the Steubenville rape case, has been released from a juvenile detention center in Ohio, WTOV9 reports. Richmond served less than a year for the 2012 rape of 16-year-old girl, identified at Jane Doe, at a party.

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"At sixteen years old, Ma'lik and his family endured hardness beyond imagine for any adult yet alone child," Richmond's attorney said in a statement. "He has persevered the hardness and made the most of yet another unfortunate set of circumstances in his life, as with each other obstacle, Ma'lik has met it squarely, lifted his chin, and set his shoulders; He is braced for the balance of his life. While away, Ma'lik has reflected, learned, matured, and grown in many ways. He is a better, stronger person and looks forward to school, life, and spending time with family."

Jane Doe's lawyer gave his own statement to WTOV9, calling out the lack of sensitivity: "One would expect to see the defendant publicly apologize for all the pain he caused rather than make statements about himself. Rape is about victims, not defendants. Obviously, the people writing his press release have yet to learn this important lesson."

Trent Mays, who was also convicted, is serving a two-year term.

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