Rifle wrestler Conrardy seeks plea deal to avoid jail time | PostIndependent.com

Rifle wrestler Conrardy seeks plea deal to avoid jail time

DENVER – James Conrardy, a Rifle High School wrestling star accused of unlawful sexual contact with a minor, is hoping to work out a deal with prosecutors that will keep him out of jail.

Conrardy, 19, is charged with having unlawful sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl. The alleged incident occurred while Conrardy was at the state wrestling tournament in Denver. He is being tried in Denver District Court.

According to his attorney, David Beller, Conrardy appeared in court on Aug. 31 for his arraignment, and requested a new arraignment date to give Beller time to negotiate with the Denver District Attorney’s office.

“We’re hoping for a plea deal that will allow him to avoid any sort of jail time … to be a successful adult without having been branded by all this,” said Beller in a telephone interview.

Judge Ronald Mullins granted Conrardy’s request and set the next court date on Sept. 29.

Conrardy remains free on bond.

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