Central State University football player ______ was convicted in 2013 along with a Steubenville High School teammate of raping a 16-year-old girl who was incapacitated by alcohol. But because ____was a juvenile at the time, his conviction does not appear on the sex offender registry.
If not for widespread publicity of the crime, ____‘s conviction would be unknown to many of his fellow students, and possibly to the school.
Central State officials would not comment on their decision to allow ____ to enroll and play football, citing federal laws protecting student privacy.
____ is one of 15 registered sex offenders in Greene County and 43 in Montgomery County who are not on the public registry because they committed their crimes as juveniles. Many of them are now adults.
State law requires juvenile offenders to report to the sheriff’s office where they live, but not where they go to school.
Greene County officials say ____ is the only juvenile offender who has reported a current college address in Greene County and none have registered a college or university in Montgomery County.