Date Set for ‘Probable Cause’ Hearing in Rick Curl Case; Other Updates

by Ceci Christy 2

November 27th, 2012 National, News

Commonwealth of Virginia v. Noah Rucker

In September, Noah Rucker, a former Curl Burke coach, was indicted by a Fairfax County, Virginia Grand Jury on 3 felony counts of  “indecent liberties with a child while in a custodial or supervisory relationship” that allegedly occurred in 2001 while he was a coach at James Madison High School.  His trial date is set for January 8 on these 3 counts.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Jonathan David Bell

Jonathan Bell was arraigned in the Criminal Court of Common Pleas in Berks County, Pennsylvania on November 19 according to the court records.  His trial date is scheduled for January 23 on 14 different counts in 3 separate cases of sexual abuse or contact in some form upon children less than 16 years old.

State of Maryland v. Richard Jay Curl

A representative for the District Court for Montgomery County, Maryland informed us that the court will hold a felony dismissal hearing on December 14 in the State’s case against Mr. Curl.  The original preliminary hearing was scheduled for November 16, but that hearing did not go forward.  At the December 14 hearing, the court will determine whether probable cause exists to continue the case against Mr. Curl.  At this time, the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Office has not assigned an assistant district attorney to the case.  Rotating state’s attorneys handle the preliminary hearings in each criminal case until an actual trial date is set.

Rianda v. Golden West Swim Club, Golden West Swim Club Support Group, and Mark Schubert


According to the Superior Court of Orange County, California, on December 17 the court will hold a hearing on Mr. Schubert’s and Golden West Swim Club’s request to dismiss Ms. Rianda’s complaint against them for wrongful termination, retaliation, fraudulent inducement, negligent misrepresentation, and general negligence.  Ms. Rianda has brought this action against these two parties, as well as Golden West Swim Club Support Group, as a result of her employment with and subsequent termination from the Swim Club.  Richard Foster represents both Mr. Schubert and the Swim Club.  Mr. Foster contends that Ms. Rianda fails to state any facts in her complaint that prove the Swim Club took any action or failed to take any action that resulted in her alleged claims for damages.

Leave a Reply

2 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
2 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted
s gomez

i don’t think Ruckers occured at madison county high school, i believe it was james madison highschool in vienna va. madison county highschool has never had a swim team as far as i know


Rucker was an employee of Fairfax County, Virginia and was a swim coach at James Madison High School, a public school in Vienna, VA at the time his alleged criminal activities occurred (in 2001).

About Ceci Christy

Ceci Christy is the mother of two teenage daughters and has held the proud title of swim mom for nine years. She volunteers extensively at her daughters' swim club in Atlanta. While being a mother is her most rewarding job, Ceci also serves as a pro bono child advocate in …

Read More »

Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!