Ashley, 41, of Totz, was arrested by the Kentucky State Police in 2005 and charged with third-degree rape and third-degree sodomy of a juvenile.
Harlan Circuit Court Judge Russell Alred allowed an Enterprise reporter to sit in on the trial when it began Wednesday as long as the juveniles' names were not mentioned in the article.
However, Alred said Friday that even though the Enterprise followed his rules, a request had been made by defense attorney Otis Doan and the alleged victim that the media be denied access inside the courtroom.
Alred decided not to allow the Enterprise and WYMT-TV into the courtroom Friday mainly for privacy reasons and to limit any excessive embarrassment to the juvenile.
During the trial Wednesday, three witnesses testified, including two alleged victims who were juveniles and Dr. Sharon Colton.
During Friday's proceedings, Commonwealth Attorney Henry Johnson reportedly finished presenting his witnesses, and Doan began presenting testimonies from the defense side of the trial.
Robert Melvin, guardian ad litem for the juvenile, has also been present in the courtroom during the trial.
Ashley, a teacher for 13 years, is currently on suspension without pay while awaiting the outcome of a trial.
His two charges are Class D felonies and are punishable by up to 10 years in prison combined.
The trial is scheduled to resume Tuesday at 9 a.m.