UPDATE: Case Moves Forward in McKellips' Perjury Cases

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email
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UPDATED: Mon 12:39 PM, Jul 29, 2013

A former high school girls basketball coach, along with his wife, charged with lying during his jury trial will head to trial in their newest case.

Rory and Constance McKellips are charged with perjury, and Rory is charged with bail jumping because the alleged crime occurred while he was on bond.

Both are expected to return to court in August.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Fri 4:26 PM, Jul 19, 2013

A former high school girls basketball coach convicted of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and obstructing an officer now faces a perjury charge after prosecutors said he lied about shaving his pubic region during his jury trial.

Rory McKellips, 56, and his wife Constance, 57, were charged Friday after a witness came forward saying Rory and his wife lied on the stand.

In the June trial, the McKellips both testified that Rory frequently had shaved his pubic region, and had done so for the last seven to eight years. That information contradicted what the girl who was the alleged victim told investigators. She testified that while preforming oral sex on McKellips he had pubic hair.

The witness told investigators he had worked with McKellips and had showered in a public showering facility at their place of employment numerous times over the last several years, and McKellips had pubic hair. Other employees were questioned about McKellips personal grooming habits and provided the same information.

According to the original criminal complaint, McKellips had sexual contact with the teenage girl three times in 2011. Police say he admitted to kissing the teen and giving her a cell phone to use.

On June 28, a jury found McKellips not guilty of exposing genitals or pubic area and not guilty of repeated sexual assault of same child.

According to court documents, the witness came forward after the verdict because he was “sick of people getting away with [expletive]”.

Constance McKellips did not appearance in court for her initial appearance. An arrest warrant was issued for her arrest. She did turn herself in Friday evening, posted bail and was released.

Rory McKellips faces an additional charge of felony bail jumping because the alleged perjury occurred while McKellips was on bond for his initial case.

Rory McKellips is behind bars on a $10,000 cash bond. He'll return to court on July 29 to learn if his newest case will head to trial. He's also scheduled to be sentenced in the first case on October 25.


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