Rotramel wants juvenile records sealed


Friday, September 15th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Sapulpa-AP) -- An Oilton teenager charged with the murder of a girl and the rape of her friend is trying to block attempts by a newspaper to open his juvenile records.

Robert Wayne Rotramel's defense filed a motion to dismiss a Tulsa World motion to open his juvenile records.

Rotramel is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of 7-year-old Christi Blevins and with first-degree rape in connection with her 12-year-old friend.

Both Tulsa television station K-O-T-V, and the Tulsa World and, citing named sources, have reported Rotramel was a sexual offender as a juvenile.

The law says juveniles 16-or-17 years old are considered adults when they are charged with murder, kidnapping and first-degree rape.

The World's motion states the law's intent is to provide access to juvenile records when adults are charged with one of the listed crimes.

An October 16th preliminary hearing is set for Rotramel. He's being held without bail in the Creek County jail.