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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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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