We told you all this perv was shady!
A judge ruled Tuesday to bar media from access to the bond hearing for the man accused in the abduction of Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy.
Randy Allen Taylor, 48, faces one count of abduction in the case of the teen who disappeared more than two weeks ago after she left her Lovingston home, presumably to go to Lynchburg on a shopping trip.
Taylor is set to appear in Nelson County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court at 1 p.m. Thursday where his attorney will request a reasonable bond be set.
Taylor has been held without bond since his arrest on Sunday, Aug. 11.
Judge A. Ellen White signed an order closing the hearing Tuesday, citing Virginia Code section 16.1-302.
That code section, dealing with hearings in Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, states “proceedings in cases involving an adult charged with a crime and hearings held on a petition or warrant alleging that a juvenile fourteen years of age or older committed an offense which would be a felony if committed by an adult shall be open.”
It also allows for a judge to close the hearings “for good cause shown.”
The order states the court found good cause to close the hearing “on the bases that the circuit court has already ordered all search warrants sealed in this case and that this case is under continuing investigation by three law enforcement agencies.”
The order was signed after a conference call on Commonwealth’s Attorney Anthony Martin’s motion to close the hearing.
Defense attorney Michael Hallahan objected to the motion.