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Ex-H.S. girls basketball coach, wife to stand trial for perjury

Rory McKellips
Rory McKellips

WAUSAU, WI (WTAQ) - A former central Wisconsin girls’ high school basketball coach and his wife have been ordered to stand trial, for committing perjury on the witness stand in a previous case.

56-year-old Rory McKellips of Mosinee was charged with perjury and bail jumping – both felonies – as he awaits sentencing for using a computer to facilitate a sex crime and obstructing police.

A Marathon County jury found him guilty of those charges on June 29th, while finding him not guilty on two other sex charges in the molesting of an Athens girls’ basketball player in 2011.

The new charges accuse McKellips and his 57-year-old wife Constance of lying to that jury about the condition of the coach’s private area – something the victim contradicted.

Rory McKellips has a bond hearing a week from Tuesday on his two new counts.

Constance McKellips is due back in court August 13th for a pre-trial conference. She’s free on a $2,500 cash bond.

Rory McKellips won a state title during a 16-year tenure at Mosinee High School before going to Wisconsin Valley Lutheran for a year, and then to Athens.

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