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Rockingham County Judge Bars Media from Teen Rape Hearing - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, ...

There are 4 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Dec 11, 2012, titled Rockingham County Judge Bars Media from Teen Rape Hearing - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, .... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A Rockingham County judge has barred the media from covering a hearing for two Harrisonburg teens accused of raping a woman at knifepoint.

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Jake

Spotsylvania, VA

#1 Dec 11, 2012
If they are going to try them as adults treat them as such plaster there faces all over the media just like everyone else.
Foe

Fincastle, VA

#2 Dec 11, 2012
Anyone old enough to use a knife to hold a woman hostage, then rape her repeatedly, is old enough to have their name released and their picture displayed for all the world to see.
twinmom

Farmville, VA

#3 Dec 11, 2012
"He says the newspaper had reported the juvenile suspects' and he feared the victim's name would be published."

That doesn't make sense. The media agreed that they would not publish the name of the victim. When adults are charged with horrific crimes like this, their hearings are not held in secret out of fear that the victim's name will be leaked, so why the double standard?
If they were old enough to do this crime, there is no reason to protect their identities. Let the world know the truth and see justice in action.
Sick

Buckingham, VA

#4 Dec 12, 2012
twinmom wrote:
"He says the newspaper had reported the juvenile suspects' and he feared the victim's name would be published."
That doesn't make sense. The media agreed that they would not publish the name of the victim. When adults are charged with horrific crimes like this, their hearings are not held in secret out of fear that the victim's name will be leaked, so why the double standard?
If they were old enough to do this crime, there is no reason to protect their identities. Let the world know the truth and see justice in action.
The media already violated the courts order by publishing the juveniles name so the judge did the right thing to protect the victims identity.

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