A Teton County teenager charged with felony sexual assault will be allowed to leave his home without his parents after several months under house arrest.
The argument for loosening the restrictions was made at a hearing held via telephone Monday afternoon in Teton County District Court.
Robert “Charlie” Rosen’s attorney, Dick Mulligan, said the 18-year-old should be allowed to go outside to get some exercise.
“He was originally permitted to go to Shooting Star,” Mulligan said, “however at their request he is not allowed to go on their property.”
Rosen, a senior at Jackson Hole High School, has been under house arrest since his December arrest after an investigation of accusations by two women who said he raped them at his Teton Village house, one in 2018 and the other in 2019.
The 2018 case was dismissed by Teton County Deputy Prosecutor Clark Allan earlier this month. The 2019 case is proceeding in Teton County District Court and has been set for a June jury trial.
Rosen’s attorneys had asked the court to allow him to move to Florida and live with his grandfather and finish high school, but that motion is on hold because schools across the nation are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mulligan said Rosen likely won’t need to go to Florida after all, but he should be allowed outdoors during daylight hours.
“I don’t think he is a danger to the community as was originally alleged,” Mulligan said.
Allan didn’t object, though he said measures should be put in place to make sure Rosen doesn’t drink, hang out with high school students or have contact with the victim.
Judge Timothy Day said he would draft an order allowing Rosen to go outside between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., but that his parents must keep tabs on him and must contact an officer of the court if he violates the curfew.
Rosen is also ordered to have no contact with any girls under age 17 and must submit to chemical testing upon request.