From The Plain Dealer
Officials at the Jefferson County Juvenile Court said Tuesday they would no longer release motions filed in the case of two 16-year-old student athletes charged with raping a Weirton, W. Va teen.
The court’s probation officer, Fred Abdalla Jr., last week released a motion via email filed by attorney Walter Madison asking that future proceedings be closed to the public. Abdalla also released a notice of the hearing.
On Tuesday, Abdalla said Visiting Judge Thomas Lipps decided not to release any motions that have been or will be filed, including motions by other attorneys involved in the case who also want it closed to the public.
Abdalla said written requests or motions would have to be filed to inspect those as well as to inspect the court’s docket in the case.
If the case is closed, no further information, including hearing dates, would be released, according to Abdalla.