Steubenville rape victim’s mother has reportedly forgiven Ma’lik Richmond, one of the boys who violated and degraded her daughter.
The extraordinary act of grace came as Ma’lik Richmond, 16, broke down and wept for his crime as the verdict was delivered to a highly charged courtroom.
Approaching the victim’s mother Ma’lik Richmond said: “I’m so very sorry.”
The mother responded: “I know you are and I forgive you.”
Her words are made more remarkable by the fact that her daughter does not share her feelings and cannot yet forgive Ma’lik Richmond and Trent Mays, 17, for what they did to her.
The victim was not in court to hear the verdict delivered.