Trial Postponed For Teen Charged With Rape

A hearing is scheduled for Monday.

The trial of the Abingdon teen charged with raping a has been postponed with a hearing scheduled next week to determine whether or not to move the case to juvenile court.

of the 100 block of Kensington Parkway, has been  charged as an adult. He has been charged with two counts of second-degree rape and six related charges stemming from the September 2011 alleged sexual assault of a girl who was 14 years old at the time.

Reddish's lawyer, Christopher Flohr requested the case be moved to juvenile court. Circuit Court Judge Maurice Baldwin granted a reverse waiver at the Monday hearing, moving the adult case to juvenile court and closing it to the public.

Reddish was 16 when the case was initially brought against him.

A reverse waiver hearing is scheduled at 9 a.m. Monday in . Such a waiver would move Reddish's case to juvenile court. Juvenile court proceedings are not open to the public.

The decision to waive a case to juvenile court jurisdiction is usually made "in the interests of the child or society," according to the Office of Juvenile Justice's website.

A previous motion by Reddish's lawyers to move the case to juvenile court was denied by Harford County Circuit Court Judge William O. Carr, court records show.

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

While at the girl's house with a group of people, , 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, according to Bill Blackford, Reddish's lawyer at the time. 

The in connection with the alleged school assault.

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