February 22, 2006

Confidentiality in sex abuse case argued in court


By SCOTT McMILLION Chronicle Staff Writer

LIVINGSTON - Lawyers for the Church of God here must provide more detailed rationale if they want to keep certain information confidential in a sexual abuse case involving a former minister accused of fondling three local girls.

Mike Milodragovich, who represents the national and regional bodies of the Church of God, is seeking a protective order that would keep lawyers from including certain information in the court file, which would make that information public record.

Mark Hartwig, the attorney who represents the three girls, argued Tuesday that the church had taken a "shotgun approach" in its efforts to keep certain information secret.

Posted by kshaw at February 22, 2006 09:24 AM