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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - One of two Steubenville, Ohio high school football players found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl has returned to the school's football team, reports CBS Pittsburgh.
Ma'Lik Richmond was back on the team's roster Monday morning. A judge last year found the now 18-year-old Richmond and co-defendant Trent Mays guilty of raping the West Virginia girl after an alcohol-fueled party in August 2012.
Richmond was released from a juvenile detention center in January after serving 10 months of his one-year sentence. He must continue to register as a sex offender every six months for the next 20 years. Richmond and his attorney fought to have the sex offender classifications dropped but an appeals court denied the request.
Richmond's co-defendant, Mays, is still serving time in a juvenile detention center. He was sentenced to two years.
Ohio Chief Probation Officer Fred Abdalla Jr. told CBS affiliate WTRF, "There's no law against it that states he can't play. There's no OHSA rules that they'd be violating, then I think the boy should be allowed to play. Ma'Lik Richmond has done everything the court has asked him since he's been sentenced."