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.