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Teen Charged With Raping Classmate Has Tuesday Trial

A 17-year-old Abingdon youth is charged as an adult in the September 2011 assault.

The trial of the Abingdon teen charged with raping a is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

Kyle Burnett Reddish, 17, of the 100 block of Kensington Parkway, is charged as an adult with two counts of second-degree rape and six related charges in the September 2011 sexual assault of a girl who was 14 years old at the time. Reddish was 16 when the case was initially brought against him.

The charges 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, Bill Blackford, Reddish's lawyer, told Patch at the time.

The in connection with the alleged school assault.

The jury trial is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in .

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aseda1 August 13, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Why would the Bel Air Patch allowed this young-man picture be shown before the trail? He will always have to live with the red letter "R" Rapist for the rest of his young life.
Ursula Dodson August 13, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Good Luck, Kyle! Hopefully justice will be on your side!
Penelope Patch August 14, 2012 at 12:21 AM
His picture is in the paper because he is charged as an adult. The alleged crime is a serious violent crime and if he is found guilty should be prosecuted and his name and face plastered everywhere, especially as a sex offender.
Penelope Patch August 14, 2012 at 12:21 AM
His picture is there because he is charged as an adult. Allegedly committing a rape is a violent crime against someone who was incapacitated. That's called victimization in my book and people who do that don't usually stop. They go on to victimize other people, and it usually escalates in its violent nature. What is so sad is that the victim will probably be blamed for drinking, for being upstairs, I don't know her but maybe she'll be blamed for her prior sexual experience or maybe for wearing revealing clothes if that is so. Who cares? No one has the right to victimize other people, especially those who are vulnerable or not capable of saying no. The whole thing is disgusting and if he did it his name and face should be plastered all over the place, including being on a sexual offenders list.
CB9678 August 14, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Because he is charged as an adult and for almost a whole year it was published in many media outlets!
Fed up August 14, 2012 at 05:17 AM
He is being charg as Adult
Needaname August 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM
I agree. What happens if he is found not-guilty ? People won't remember that part.
Needaname August 14, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Where in the world were the parents while all this was going on in their house ? This 14 year old was raped - and Thank God she did not suffer brain damage/death from over consuming alcohol.
Take Responsibility! August 14, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Because he's charged as an adult...
Joe Cool August 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Wasn't this moved to Juvi court??
Dave August 14, 2012 at 01:10 PM
According the Maryland Judiciary Case Search on the line. The trail has been postponed. There is a reverse waiver hearing on the 20th.
MONTE STARR August 14, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Should have been tried within a month. No reason this should take a year.
Kirsten Dize August 14, 2012 at 04:13 PM
You're right. The trial has been postponed. When I called yesterday to confirm before publishing the story, it had not yet been postponed. Here's the latest: http://patch.com/A-wVsG -KD
Karl Schuub August 14, 2012 at 04:46 PM
The biggest question really is where were the parents? To be fair he was 16 and she was 14, that's nearly the same age but it sure seems to me the inference is she was some tiny kid and he was an adult. We've all been teens and we all know the crazy stuff that can happen. Having sex with a minor while both are intoxicated isn't the same as kidnapping a stranger and raping that person at knifepoint and it get's sort of tiresome that we treat these things with equal heinousness because they aren't - the intent and the action are far less diabolical and far more just plain ignorant, drunken stupidity. I feel sorry for the girl but frankly feel pretty sorry for this kid too - this thing is being blown way out of proportion because it fits neatly into a folder for all things "politically correct".
glenn August 14, 2012 at 06:34 PM
good luck, kyle!
CB9678 August 14, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Karl this is why he is charged with second degree rape and not first degree. In a second degree he simply needs to have had sex with someone who is unable to provide consent and he was aware of that.
Karl Schuub August 14, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Then it sure seems to me...without evidence of violence in a he said/she said with a case where both kids were loaded whomever decided he needed to be charged as an adult is a complete moron - he was 16 years old. Should he have known better; absolutely and he should have some form of punishment but this is going way too far.
CB9678 August 15, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Karl not he said she said. He was caught having sex with the individual. He went up the steps and started having sex with a victim who was not only to drunk to consent but by accounts in and out of conciousness. The facts fit a 2nd degree rape charge. Perhaps this is something only those of us with daughters can appreciate but if this "person" did that to my daughter I would turn him from a bull to a steer with my shot gun real fast!
Penelope Patch August 15, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Yes, whether you are raped by a stranger, or raped because you are unable to give consent because of intoxication or anything else is nevertheless rape. Rape is rape and should never be minimized. Being raped by someone of similar age is a ridiculous argument and in no way excuses it or makes it any less offensive.
Penelope Patch August 15, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Wouldn't want Kyle to be living next door to my daughters.
Dave August 16, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Penelope. You would be ok with Kyle living next to you. You are a responsible parent from that statement. There is an odd backline to this whole story and something is fishy. Read all the details and it does not add up. I would never condone rape or sexual assault, but there is a lot more to this story that we have have not heard. Also, I was looking at the case search website again and it says the trial was postponed on the state's request. Shocked me. Don't they have all the details by now? Anyone in a legal sense know what this means.


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