Jul 23, 2010 9:12 AM by Sharlee Barriere
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal magistrate judge has sealed
evidence in a federal sex-crime case involving a former private
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Hill Thursday granted a joint
motion filed by the government and defense, sealing a 24-page
exhibit containing e-mails allegedly exchanged between Hargrave and
a 14-year-old student.
Hargrave, who served as a counselor at Ascension Episcopal
School, is accused by federal prosecutors of using e-mail to entice
the girl to engage in sexual activity.
Portions of the government's exhibit were read in open court
during Hargrave's federal detention hearing earlier this month.