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.