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Court denies records in Vanderbilt rape case

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NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - The Tennessee Court of Appeals has denied access to records related to a Vanderbilt University rape case against four former Vanderbilt University football players.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1CFe8B8) reports that the three-judge panel ruled Tuesday that records sought by The Tennessean and a media coalition - including The Associated Press - should not be made public because they are part of a continuing police investigation.

The decision reverses part of an earlier ruling by Davidson County Chancellor Russell T. Perkins, who had found that some records given to police should be made available.

Tennessean news director Maria De Varenne says the coalition is considering an appeal.

All four players have pleaded not guilty and are free on bonds ranging from $50,000 to $350,000.

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