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Lawyer seeks dismissal in Ohio HS player rape case

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An attorney for a high school football player facing rape accusations in Ohio says the court or the state should dismiss the case against him because going forward violates his constitutional rights.

Ma'Lik Richmond's attorney writes in a motion obtained by The Associated Press that among other issues, his client would be denied a fair trial because key witnesses weren't compelled to testify.

Attorney Walter Madison contends in Monday's motion that further prosecution of Richmond violates his due process and equal protection rights.

Richmond is 1 of 2 high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl. The players go on trial Wednesday in juvenile court in Steubenville in eastern Ohio. Their attorneys have denied the charges.

Attorneys for defendant Trent Mays have also sought dismissal.

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