Judge Thomas Lipps scheduled the hearing for Thursday in Juvenile Court in Steubenville to consider the request of former Steubenville High school football player Ma’Lik (muh-LEEK‘) Richmond.
Richmond was convicted in 2013 of raping a West Virginia girl during an alcohol-fueled party following a football scrimmage the previous year.
Lipps ordered Richmond classified as a sex offender. Richmond initially was required to register his address every six months for 20 years. Lipps in 2014 decreased Richmond’s reporting requirement to once a year for 10 years.
Ohio law allows juveniles to request complete removal from the registry. The state opposes Richmond’s request.