NEW INFO: Coach Convicted of Two Charges, Acquitted of Two Others

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff


After five hours deliberation, a jury found Rory McKellips not guilty of the repeated sexual assault of a child and exposing himself. But they convicted the former Athens girls basketball coach of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime.

According to online court records, the Mosinee man was also convicted of a misdemeanor count of obstructing or resisting an officer.

The judge revoked McKellips bond and he was taken into custody after the trial. He also ordered a presentence investigation. No sentencing date has been set.


After a week-long trial, a jury is deciding the fate of Rory McKellips.

The 56-year old former Athens girls basketball coach is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old player.

McKellips took the stand Friday, before the defense rested.

Prosecutors grilled him about thousands of texts sent back and fourth between the Mosinee man and alleged victim.

McKellips testified they were not sexually involved, but he was helping her through a difficult time.

Closing arguments started at about 6pm Friday evening and the case went to the jury shortly after 7.

Stay tuned to NewsChannel 7 and We'll let you know as soon as we get word they've reached verdict.

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