Judge Limits Access To Sect Leader's
News4Georgia.com/December 31, 2003
Brunswick, Ga. -- A federal judge is limiting who can sit in
the courtroom during the upcoming child molestation trial in
Brunswick of Nuwaubian leader Malachi York.
U.S. District Judge Ashley Royal says the courtroom will be
closed to everyone except the media and the parties involved in
the case. The judge also ruled Tuesday that York's supporters will
not be able to demonstrate outside the courthouse.
His supporters and other members of the public will be able to
view the trial on closed-circuit television.
York is accused of molesting children at his group's farm in
Putnam County. The trial, which was moved to Brunswick because of
pretrial publicity, begins Monday.
Tuesday, York fired all but one of his five lawyers. Adrian
Patrick is the only one of York's lawyers still officially on the