Baseball player promoted to varsity after sexually abusing child

Number 27847
Subject Sexual Assault
Source WJHL-TV (Johnson City, Tennessee)
State Tennessee
Year 2016
Publication Date August 15, 2016
Summary After receiving a tip, WJHL asked a juvenile court judge in Virginia to release court records related to a sex abuse case. They knew they had a shot securing the records after conferring with an open records expert. After all, the records involved serious felonies. The judge released the records after discussing the issue with the Virginia Supreme Court. The records confirmed exactly what we suspected. In the end, the investigation uncovered a legal and school system failure that allowed two baseball players to remain on the team and at school after sexually abusing their 11-year-old neighbor during an off-campus campout. The investigation prompted the court clerk to apologize and the school to take action against the boys.
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