Blazier

RYAN BLAZIER

On Monday, all charges against 39-year-old former Bellwood-Antis wrestling coach Ryan Blazier were waived to court following a preliminary hearing in front of District Magistrate Fred Miller.

Judge Miller also denied a bail modification request and bail remains at $750,000 cash. Blazier remains in Blair County Prison, unable to post bail.

Blazier was charged by State Police at Hollidaysburg with two counts of first-degree felony rape of a child, two counts of first-degree felony involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, second-degree felony aggravated indecent assault, intercourse/sexual contact with student, three counts of third-degree felony intercourse/sexual contact with student, two counts of second-degree misdemeanor indecent assault of person under age 16, and third-degree felony child endangerment.

Other charges include three counts of third-degree felony counts of corruption of minors, two counts of third-degree felony counts of indecent assault of person under age 13, two counts of second-degree misdemeanor indecent assault of person under age 16, and two counts of second-degree felony intimidation to keep person from reporting.

Charges were set for Feb. 1, 2014; Feb. 1, 2019; and Jan. 15, 2020, following investigations involving three victims.

Originally set for Mar. 18, the preliminary hearing was delayed at the request of defense attorney Thomas M. Dickey as new information was reported by a victim the night before. Additional charges were at that time filed against Blazier. Prior to the delay request to review the new charges, Blazier had entered a not guilty plea to all charges.

Blazier was arrested on Feb. 27 under accusations of sexually assaulting two junior high wrestlers while at the school, and a girl from age 3 to age 8.

Adeena Harbst can be reached at aharbst@thedailyherald.net.

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