Coach accused of molesting female wrestlers ordered held without bail

Monday, July 10, 2006


A youth wrestling coach who was indicted last month on federal charges of molesting female high school wrestlers was ordered on Monday to be held in federal custody without bail.

The order was recommended by prosecutors because the Texas coach has lived with different acquaintances and he has been uncooperative with federal authorities, according to federal court documents.

The order came against Timothy Daniel Morriss, 42, of Weir, during a detention hearing in federal court in Kansas City, Mo. He was the owner of The Rock Wrestling Club in Leander. Weir and Leander are in Williamson County near Georgetown, about three hours south of Fort Worth.

Two 16-year-old girls told federal investigators they were fondled by the coach and were forced to perform sex acts on him last summer en route from a national meet in Fargo, N.D., according to a federal search warrant affidavit.

Morriss was one of the coaches of Texas USA Wrestling in Fort Worth, which had organized the team and sent it to North Dakota.

A Texas USA Wrestling official has said that Morriss was no longer with the group.

Morriss faces the federal charges in Missouri because investigators believe the molestations occurred while the team traveled through that state.

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All I can say is, I hope they hang him... Molesters, pedophiles, abusers... The world would be a much better place without ANY of them...
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