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Judge Seals Court Filings In Vanderbilt Rape Case

Judge Seals Court Filings In Vanderbilt Rape Case

CREATED Jul 8, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A judge has issued an order sealing future documents filed in a rape case against four former Vanderbilt University football players.

Judge Monte Watkins said in the order on Monday that he will review the filings before making them public record.

The decision comes after prosecutors argued a previous filing violated the privacy of the woman who accused the former players of raping her.

During a hearing last week, Assistant District Attorney Jan Norman said defense attorneys violated the state's rape shield law when they filed a motion that contained what should have been private information.

Defense attorneys said they did nothing wrong, and that some of the information was public record.

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