An 18-year-old who was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault was released from jail Wednesday on a $15,000 cash bond.

He was also told by the court to not return to Jackson Hole High School, where he is a senior.

The suspect is being referred to by his initials, “RCR,” because under Wyoming law his name is confidential until the court finds probable cause to arraign him in felony court.

He was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of sexual assault after two victims recently filed reports of rape. One account stems from March 2018; the other is from March 2019.

RCR appeared Wednesday before Judge James Radda in Teton County Circuit Court via Skype from the Teton County Jail.

His parents were in court, along with victims’ advocates, deputies from the Teton County Sheriff’s Office, every criminal attorney from the Teton County Prosecutor’s Office and a handful of other people.

Attorney Dick Mulligan entered a general appearance on the teenager’s behalf.

“I am asking the court to release my client on a signature bond with conditions he be on house arrest and remain in his parent’s residence,” Mulligan said.

Teton County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Clark Allan asked for a $250,000 bond.

“The state believes this defendant to be a danger to the community and that there is a lot of risk having him outside and not incarcerated,” Allan said.

Radda ordered a $15,000 cash bail, which the defendant’s parents said they could pay.

Radda also ordered that RCR be on house arrest and under the supervision of a GPS ankle monitor and his parents.

The teen will be allowed to leave his parents’ home for medical appointments, meetings with his lawyer and exercise with his dad at Shooting Star, a private golf club where his parents are members.

A preliminary hearing was set for 10:15 a.m. Jan. 16 in Teton County Circuit Court.

A more detailed article on the allegations against the defendant can be found in the Dec. 11 edition of the Jackson Hole News&Guide.

Contact Emily Mieure at 732-7066 or courts@jhnewsandguide.com.

(1) comment

William Addeo

Innocent till proven guilty? Sounds to me like they have already come to a guilty conclusion. Maybe there's something I don't get but I doubt it. I recently attended a meeting where someone spoke about the appointee being accused of theft. I then stood up and accused the speaker of theft and I then said, there, now you have been accused of theft, how do you feel about that? The speaker was speechless. It's food for thought.

Welcome to the discussion.

Please note: Online comments may also run in our print publications.
Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Please turn off your CAPS LOCK.
No personal attacks. Discuss issues & opinions rather than denigrating someone with an opposing view.
No political attacks. Refrain from using negative slang when identifying political parties.
Be truthful. Don’t knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be proactive. Use the “Report” link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with us. We’d love to hear eyewitness accounts or history behind an article.
Use your real name: Anonymous commenting is not allowed.