A case involving an Abingdon teen—charged with raping a fellow student last fall—was moved to juvenile court during a hearing Monday morning.
The move effectively closes the case's outcome to the public, preventing media and community members from following further developments in the case.
, 17, of the 100 block of Kensington Parkway, was charged as an adult with two counts of second-degree rape and six related charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a girl who was 14 years old at the time.
Reddish had been facing a set of juvenile charges, in addition to the adult charges. Circuit Court Judge Maurice Baldwin granted a reverse waiver, moving the adult case to juvenile court and closing it to the public.
Juvenile court cases and outcomes are closed to the public. A motion to transfer the juvenile case to adult criminal court was denied.