No sex offender hearing for Ohio football player

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FILE - In this March 13, 2013 file photo, Trent Mays,  left, and Ma'lik Richmond sit at the defense table before the start of their trial on rape charges in juvenile court in Steubenville, Ohio. Judge Thomas Lipps, who sentenced the pair to  juvenile detention after convicting them of raping a West Virginia girl in 2012, will hold a hearing Friday, June 14, 2013, as a first step for the two teen defendants to be transferred from a state juvenile detention center to a facility that works with sex offenders. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, Pool)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has canceled a sex offender hearing for one of two Ohio high school football players convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl last year.

Judge Thomas Lipps made the decision Friday in Steubenville after an attorney for defendant Ma'Lik (muh-LEEK') Richmond filed motions with Lipps, the subject matter of which were not disclosed.

The Ohio attorney general's office confirms that a hearing is proceeding only in the case of co-defendant Trent Mays.

The hearing was to be a possible first step for the two teenagers to be transferred from a state juvenile detention center to a facility that works with sex offenders.

The teens were convicted of raping the West Virginia girl after an August party celebrating a successful football team scrimmage.

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