Friday, May. 24, 2024

Sexual Abuse Trial Date Set For Rich Fellers

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An October trial date has been set for Olympic show jumper Rich Fellers, who was arrested one year ago on suspicion of sexually abusing a minor student.

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Rich Fellers.

Fellers, 62, was arrested June 7, 2021, on four counts of second-degree sexual abuse by the Tualatin (Oregon) Police Department after he was indicted by a grand jury. He is accused of crimes against Maggie Kehring, a then 17-year-old former student who came forward publicly after Fellers was suspended temporarily by the U.S. Center for SafeSport in February 2021.

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In July 2021, SafeSport changed Rich’s status to “ineligible,” listing his misconduct as “criminal disposition; criminal disposition involving a minor; criminal disposition-sexual misconduct.”

He pleaded not guilty to all criminal charges. A 12-person jury trial has been scheduled to begin Oct. 11 at the Washington County Courthouse in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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