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Teen convicted in Steubenville rape case must register as sex offender for 20 years


STEUBENVILLE, Pa. - One of the convicted teenagers in the Steubenville rape scandal has been ordered to register as a sex offender for the next 20 years.

A judge ruled Friday morning that Trent Mays has to register every six months.

Mays and Ma’lik Richmond were convicted in March of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party.

The case received national attention after a video of the attack showed up on YouTube. There were also claims that the case was being ignored because the teens were star football players at the high school.

Richmond’s hearing Friday was postponed. He’s also expected to be classified as a sex offender.

The teens need to be classified as sex offenders before they can be transferred to a facility that works with sex offenders.