COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The attorney for one of two Ohio
high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl says
he wants to delay the trial.
The official charge, according to the Ohio Attorney General's Office is "delinquency with the underlying charge of rape."
Attorney Brian Duncan filed the motion on behalf of
defendant Trent Mays, who is scheduled for trial next month in juvenile
court in Steubenville.
Duncan says the motion was filed under seal on
Friday. He says he also expects to file another motion this week to move
An attorney for the second defendant, Ma'Lik
Richmond, filed similar motions earlier this month, as well as a request
to close the trial to the public.
The case has gained international attention through
the work of bloggers and hacker-activists who allege other football
players should be charged.
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