Blazier

RYAN BLAZIER

Former Bellwood-Antis Middle School wrestling coach Ryan Blazier, 40, faces more charges after a juvenile male spoke with State Police on May 6. 

The juvenile was reportedly assaulted by Blazier on Dec. 11 and Dec. 13, 2019 inside a wrestling room located off of the school's locker room. During the first incident, the juvenile reportedly screamed, but "nobody was around to hear him and Blazier told him to stop screaming," according to a criminal complaint signed on June 1; during this incident, Blazier reportedly punched the victim in the face. The second incident reportedly happened under the same circumstances and details and Blazier allegedly placed his hand over the victim's face to stop him from screaming. The next day, Blazier reportedly threatened to kill the victim's family if he told anyone what happened. 

State Police at Hollidaysburg have now charged Blazier with three counts of first-degree felony involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and two counts of third-degree felony institutional sexual assault.

Blazier was arraigned on Monday morning via video with Blair County Prison, where he is incarcerated on previous charges.

Blazier was charged on Feb. 27 with two counts of first-degree felony rape, two counts of first-degree felony involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, second-degree felony aggravated indecent assault, three counts of third-degree felony institutional sexual assault, third-degree misdemeanor endangering the welfare of children, two counts of third-degree felony indecent assault, second degree misdemeanor indecent assault, and three counts of third-degree felony corruption of minors. These charges stemmed from separate incidents at a residence in Antis Township where Blazier allegedly sexually abused a girl from the age of three until she was eight; and at the Bellwood-Antis Middle School where he allegedly sexually assaulted two underage wrestlers. On Mar. 18, Blazier was charged with an additional count of institutional sexual assault, another count of indecent assault, and two counts of witness intimidation. 

Amid the latest charges, bail was set at $500,000 straight cash. A preliminary hearing is set for June 18 at 1:30 p.m. in front of Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller at the Blair County Courthouse.

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