Convicted Steubenville rapist Trent Mays released from juvenile detention

Mays' co-defendant, Ma'lik Richmond, was released exactly one year earlier

Published January 7, 2015 5:09PM (EST)

  (AP/Keith Srakocic)
(AP/Keith Srakocic)

Trent Mays, one of the two Steubenville, Ohio high school students convicted of raping a drunk 16-year-old girl in March 2013, was released from juvenile detention on Tuesday after receiving a two-year sentence. Mays' co-defendant, Ma'lik Richmond, received a shorter sentence, and was released from detention exactly one year earlier.

Court officials say Mays will be placed on probation as well as a risk classification hearing to determine his sex offender status. The victim's attorney released a statement to WTRF:

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.

By Jenny Kutner

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