Bailiff Charged With Sexual Battery on Child

Rick Dyke is accused of molesting a young girl 27 years ago from the time she was 10 years old until she was 13.

Bailiff Rick Dyke's hearing on whether he would be released on bond until his trial began with family, friends, and co-workers vouching for his character. Prosecutors argue Dyke should remain in jail and even played a recent phone conversation where the victim confronts Dyke about the abuse.

At first she tells him she's trying to come to grips with things that happened in her past.

"I know I did a lot of wrong things back in those days, really I did, I made a lot of mistakes in my life, I can assure you of that," says Dyke.

The then victim presses on with specific claims of Dyke inappropriately touching her. Dyke becomes defensive, even blaming his behavior on drugs but never admitting to the abuse.

"I don't remember half the things I did years ago and it certainly wasn't that, trust me ok? There was a lot of drugs in my life at that time. I mean I was, I wasn't any of that so get that out of your mind, that was oh no," Dyke recalls.

Both the prosecution and the defense argue the tape proves their point, but at hearing's end the judge does not hand down a decision.

Defense attorneys request a bond between $20,000 and $25,000.

A decision is expected by Tuesday afternoon.


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