Trial set in child molestation case: Former volleyball coach faces 5 counts involving 3 victims

The trial of a former high school volleyball coach accused of molesting three different children over a 11-year period has been scheduled for early next year.

Bruce W. Giggy, 61, of 4210 River Road, was arrested July 12 on five counts of felony child molesting regarding incidents alleged to have happened between 1999 and 2009.

All the alleged victims were younger than 14 during those time periods, according to documents filed in Bartholomew Superior Court 1.

Each of the five counts filed against Giggy is punishable by two to eight years in prison, as well as fines of up to $10,000.

During an initial hearing, Superior Court 1 Judge Jim Worton scheduled three court dates for Giggy:

  • Pre-trial conference for 11 a.m.┬áDec. 4.
  • Change-of-plea hearing for 9:45 a.m. Dec. 18.
  • Jury trial to begin 8:30 a.m. Jan. 22.

Giggy was released from jail Monday after posting bond, which was set at $17,500 surety or $1,750 cash, court records state. A protective order issued the day of his arrest remains in effect between the defendant and the alleged victims, court records state.

Giggy told the judge during his initial hearing last week that his family is attempting to raise money to hire an attorney for his defense, a court official said.

Worton has scheduled an status hearing on the matter scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 1.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at mwebber@therepublic.com or 812-379-5636.