Noah Rucker Indicted by Grand Jury in Fairfax County, Virginia

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 11

September 19th, 2012 National, News

Former Curl Burke swim coach Noah Rucker has been indicted by a Grand Jury in Fairfax County, Virginia on three felony counts of “indecent liberties with a child while in a custodial or supervisorial relationship.” His Grand Jury hearing was on Monday, and a date for the beginning of his trial will be set on Thursday.

Rucker has been accused of having sex with a 17-year old swimmer on the Madison High School Swim Team roughly a decade ago, before he was affiliated with the Curl Burke Swim Club. Rucker was arrested in early June.

An indictment by a Grand Jury doesn’t imply one’s guilt (that will be determined when the trial begins). In Virginia, all felonies require a grand jury. They effectively determine if there is probable cause to proceed with a trial.

(Originally broken by Reach for the Wall).


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8 years ago

Has he been banned or suspended yet?

If not, then Colorado Springs has a problem.

Very Concerned
Reply to  SCAQ Tony
8 years ago

Suspended, however, the quietest suspension ever. Still shows on the USAS web site as a coach, last I checked. He was more than just a coach at CUBU. He owned the CUBU West operation or franchise, up until end of June when he quckly and unexpectedly sold it back to Rick Curl.

Reply to  Very Concerned
8 years ago

Sold back unexpectedly? 1. West was never bought from Curl; it became a branch of CUBU fully funded by Noah. 2. The sale was finalized in October 2011 and was announced to the team at the beginning of May 2012.

Reply to  SCAQ Tony
8 years ago

Or maybe you have the problem for not having anything going on in your life. USA swimming will take care of their own matters correctly SCAT Tony.

Just a thought....
Reply to  SCAQ Tony
8 years ago

Tony does bring up a good point. Noah’s hearing was over two weeks ago and he is still on temporary suspension after he spoke to them. Rick Curl was banned for life the same day as hsi hearing. It is possible Noah presented real evidence to USA swimming which has given them pause and they have decided to wait until the real courts decide the outcome. It actually sounds like a smart move as we have only read one side of the story and people’s personal opinions. It will all play out in the end.

8 years ago

This isn’t the first instance of sex abuse involving minors by coaches employed by Fairfax County, VA Govt……

8 years ago

SCAT Tony. Now that’s appropriate!

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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