Trent Mays(17) and Ma’lik Richmond(16) were transported from the Jefferson County Juvenile Justice center before 1 PM this afternoon to begin serving their sentences at The Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility.
Mays was found delinquent of 1 count of rape and distributing nude photos of the Steubenville rape victim back in August of 2012. Ma’lik Richmond was sentenced to 1 year on one count of rape.
Mays and Richmond will both be assesed in the categories of “educational, psychological, medical, substance abuse, religious and recreation/leisure while at the reception center. The result of the assessments reflected in the reception assessment summary helps to determine institutional placement and prioritizes treatment service needs”. according to the facilitiy’s website.
Mays and Richmond were given 7 months of time served credit toward their sentences due to being on house arrest leading up to their trial. Richmond will be eligible for release in 5 months. (Richmond was also allowed to attend the Rose Bowl in California while on house arrest) If the boys do not respond to their rehabilitation or exhibit bad behavior, more time to their sentences could be added.
Both teens will have to register as sex offenders, and upon release will have a hearing to determine what level of offender they will be labeled as.
Both Mays and Richmond will receive “an intense program which provides positive peer culture and extensive cognitive behavioral intervention.” (Also from the website.)
A grand Jury will convene on April 15th by Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine to indict 16 other individuals involved with the Steubenville case who have refused to cooperate, failed to report the rape of 16 year old Jane Doe, failure to report child abuse, tampering with evidence, and possibly other charges.
Anonymous who have been instrumental in spreading the word about this case internationally will hold a 24 hour online and physical presence on the Jefferson County Courthouse steps until the grand jury has reached a decision.
Despite whether the grand jury decides for or against and indictment, The attorney general’s office can still file charges without a formal indictment by a grand jury if Dewine chooses to.
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