Sex-offender status upheld in rape case

Associated Press

COLUMBUS

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.

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