Johnson County judge orders record sealed in St. Thomas Aquinas teacher’s criminal case

Prosecutors argued that a search warrant affidavit in the case of St. Thomas Aquinas choir instructor Joseph Heidesch be sealed from public view because releasing it "could jeopardize the physical, mental or emotional well-being of a victim, witness, confidential source or undercover agent." Above, an empty courtroom at the Johnson County Courthouse. File image.

A Johnson County judge has ordered a search warrant affidavit sealed in the criminal case of St. Thomas Aquinas High School choir instructor Joseph Heidesch.

Judge Michael Joyce on Monday granted prosecutors’ request that the record be blocked from public view.