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Judge seals principal's case

February 17, 2012

The case against Christopher Cox was sealed by the court Thursday.
Cox, the Snake River Junior High School principal, was arrested Wednesday and charged Thursday with three felony counts of sexual abuse of a child under 16 years old.
There are several reasons why a court may choose to seal a case. These include:
° the documents or materials contain highly intimate facts or statements, the publication of which would be highly objectionable to a reasonable person, or
° the documents or materials contain facts or statements that the court finds might be libelous, or
° the documents or materials contain facts or statements, the dissemination or publication of which would reasonably result in economic or financial loss or harm to a person having an interest in the documents or materials, or compromise the security of personnel, records or public property of or used by the judicial department, or
° the documents or materials contain facts or statements that might threaten or endanger the life or safety of individuals, or
° it is necessary to temporarily seal or redact (pull out) the documents or materials to preserve the right to a fair trial.

 

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