The Teton County teenager accused of raping two girls is now allowed to leave his Teton Village home “one evening a week” under parental supervision to “participate in a family activity” like going to a movie or dining out.
The defendant who’s referred to only as “RCR” in court documents is on house arrest. The modification of release terms comes at the request of his attorney, Dick Mulligan.
“Defendant is presently under house arrest and is required to wear an ankle monitor to track his whereabouts,” Mulligan’s motion states. “He has not left his home since his release on Dec. 12, 2019, except to attend court hearings and legal appointments with his attorney.”
Mulligan said his client “will be accompanied by his parents at all times” and will still wear the GPS ankle monitor. Teton County Circuit Court Judge James Radda approved the modification.
The Teton County Sheriff’s Office arrested the 18-year-old Dec. 9 after two women separately reported that RCR raped them, court documents state.
He was jailed and charged with two counts of sexual assault in the first degree.
The Jackson Hole High School senior was released Dec. 11 from the Teton County Jail on a $15,000 cash bond.
He was also told by the court not to return to Jackson Hole High School.
The teen is also allowed to leave his parents’ home for medical appointments and to exercise with his dad at Shooting Star, a private golf club.
That didn’t sit well with everyone.
Shooting Star President John Resor faxed a letter to Radda asking to discuss the matter, saying that the release terms “upset numerous Shooting Star members.”
Resor asked Radda to call him “so that we could discuss a way to allay members’ concerns that he will come to the Club.”
Radda responded that he is bound by the Code of Judicial Conduct and can’t discuss a pending case with anyone.
“I appreciate that this is not generally understood by the public, but I am bound by this rule,” Radda wrote.“For that reason, I cannot call you to discuss the issue raised in your letter.”
A preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. Jan. 21 in Teton County Circuit Court.