Trial Postponed for Teen Charged in Rape Case

A new trial date has been scheduled for Aug. 14 for the Abingdon teenager.


The trial of was scheduled to begin Tuesday, but was postponed until August.

Jury selection was slated to begin Tuesday in the trial of Kyle Burnett Reddish, 16, of the 200 block of Kensington Parkway in Abingdon.

The trial was postponed until Aug. 14.

Reddish is charged with two counts of second-degree rape and six related charges in connection with the September 2011 sexual assault of a girl who was 14 years old at the time.

The charges stem from an alleged incident the night after Reddish kicked a .

While at the girl's house with a group of people, Reddish allegedly went up to the girl’s bedroom, undressed her and repeatedly forced her to perform sexual acts, the charging documents state.

The girl's sister had taken her up to bed after the girl had consumed a large amount of alcohol, according to charging documents.

Two days later, the girl's brother allegedly assaulted Reddish at school, Bill Blackford, Reddish's lawyer, told Patch at the time.

The brother was charged as a juvenile in connection with the alleged school assault.

CB9678 May 30, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Are they going to postpone this until he graduates from high school?
Dave June 18, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Just saw this on md case search. Anybody know what a reverse waiver hearing is and does? Event Type: Reverse Waiver HearingNotice Date:06/14/2012 Event Date: 08/20/2012Event Time:09:00 AM
Kirsten Dize June 18, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Dave, a reverse waiver typically means waiving a juvenile charged as an adult back to juvenile court. A young person is "waived" to adult status. This means there is a hearing in place where the defense will make a case to have Reddish's case heard in juvenile court. The date, however, is after his scheduled jury trial. I will look into the matter further. Thanks for the heads up!
Dave June 19, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Thanks Kristen! I saw that the date was after too and I thought that was odd. But I am not up on the legal stuff and hope I never have to be. Thanks for everything you do. Love the patch.


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