Former USA Climbing Team Member Arrested For Alleged Child Rape In Washington State

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) – A former member of the USA Climbing team has been arrested on investigation of three counts of third-degree child rape.

Redmond police said Tuesday that 28-year-old Alexander Fritz of Seattle was booked into Snohomish County Jail last week where he remains on $500,000 bail.

Police say he worked as a coach and route-setter at the Vertical World climbing gym in Redmond.

On Feb. 2, Redmond police say an investigator with the U.S. Center for SafeSport contacted Redmond police about the sexual misconduct allegations.

He’s accused of having sexual contact with underage athletes.

It wasn’t immediately known if Fritz has a lawyer to comment on his behalf.

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