Officers to Escort Former Edwards Aide to Retrieve Sex Tape

February 8, 2010 - 12:02 PM
A North Carolina judge wants security officers to accompany a former John Edwards aide as he goes to retrieve a sex tape of his former boss.

Former aide to John Edwards, Andrew Young leaves the Chatham County courtroom in Pittsboro, N.C., Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 after a hearing in which Superior Court Judge Abraham Penn Jones declared that he was in contempt of court and demanded that Young turn over a

Raleigh, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina judge wants security officers to accompany a former John Edwards aide as he goes to retrieve a sex tape of his former boss.
 
Superior Court Judge Abraham Penn Jones said in an order released Monday that the Orange County sheriff has appointed a security firm to help recover the video and other items. Former Edwards loyalist Andrew Young has said he has the original tape and copies stored in an Atlanta safety deposit box. Jones wants the security officer to accompany Young into the vault.
 
Jones has declared Young was in contempt for not immediately turning over the tape. Edwards' mistress, Rielle (ree-EHL') Hunter, has sued Young for invasion of privacy. Young says the tape shows Edwards in a sexual encounter with a woman he assumes to be Hunter.