Lawyer: Reddish Was 'Viciously Assaulted' by Accuser's Brother

A fight took place at Patterson Mill High School two days after a 14-year-old girl said she had been raped by the junior football player.

Kyle Reddish, the 16-year-old junior charged with Sept. 17, was “viciously assaulted” two days later by the girl’s brother, the attorney for Reddish told Patch.

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“[Reddish] was sent to the hospital,” attorney Bill Blackford said by telephone Saturday. “He was beaten about the head and the face. That’s what I saw. I know he’s got stitches.”

Blackford said Reddish was being "escorted" Monday after the 14-year-old girl's father alerted school administrators that his son intended to attack Reddish. Reddish was attacked when his "escorts" left his side, Blackford said.

 spokeswoman Teri Kranefeld would not confirm whether administrators issued Reddish an escort that day.

"I can’t talk about that because it [makes students] personally identifiable and because this is an open investigation," Kranefeld said.

A report from 10:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at Patterson Mill High School details a fight in which a male student was hospitalized after he was allegedly assaulted by another male student.

Click on photo to read the full report from the fight.

The report does not name the suspect or victim in the fight because both are younger than 18 and Kranefeld could not confirm the identities either because of their ages.

Blackford, however, said Reddish was assaulted Monday at Patterson Mill High School. There are no other records of police calls to the school that day. 

According to the police report, the suspect in the fight, who was charged with first- and second-degree assault and disturbing school operations, “lifts [the victim] up and slams him on the floor,” as seen on a security camera. The victim is listed as being born in July 1995, the same month and year as Reddish’s birthday.

The deputy saw the victim before he was transported to . He was “on his hands and knees, blood on his face, right arm and hand, being assisted by the school nurse,” who requested an ambulance for the victim. The victim was also described in the report as having “a laceration to his right ear, swelling on the right side of his face, and swelling on the left side of his forehead.”

"The student that was involved has been appropriately disciplined," Kranefeld said of the suspect.

Blackford declined to answer questions .

“We’re not going to try the case in the press. We’ll prepare a vigorous defense to the case. Right now I think that’s about all we can say,” Blackford said. “This is having cascading effects on multiple lives.”

HappieGrannie November 06, 2011 at 12:36 PM
Dave sounds like it may have come down to Plea barginning
Karl Schuub November 06, 2011 at 05:03 PM
I withhold judgment. If both of these kids were drunk at the time then nobody had good judgement. I'm not willing to throw this boy under the bus and participate in ruining his life based upon the word of a drunken 14 year old girl. I suspect there's much more to this.
Hollee Sifford November 06, 2011 at 05:19 PM
Well if I am correct tomorrow is the scheduled court date for young Reddish?I am sure it will be one of many appearences for him.I for one hope justice is done...which ever way it goes I am sure ALL pertinent info will bring un answered questions to the fore front.
Husky Mom November 06, 2011 at 06:06 PM
I believe the trial for tomorrow has been cancelled for tomorrow, according to circuit court records.
Andy Eisner December 30, 2011 at 03:30 PM
Great comment! While my kids are grown, I am astonished at how this kid escapes prosecution in any degree. My daughter was sent home for wearing jeans with a rip in the leg. She either went home to change or faced suspension for violating the school policy! While I know no one who is affiliated with this case, after reading all the comments I agree with each and everyone to a degree. The beating (if you or I did it) would be a first degree assault charge, and would be on our records for life! Not to mention this happened in a school and nothing is done. If I were the victims father, rest assured I would be on the phone with my lawyer and suing Harford County and their school board! The school's cop (sorry but the sheriffs dept is another whole ball of wax) is a joke. What a job, great pay, hanging out in school all day and dealing with such petty issues. Then when a real adult crime shows up they completely drop the ball. He/she must have been citing someone for truancy or smoking.


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