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UPDATE: Alleged victim testifies in Marathon Co. sexual assault trial

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A very emotional alleged victim is testifying in the case against a former Athens girls basketball coach accused of sexual assault.

Rory McKellips, 56, was charged in 2011 with three felonies, including repeated sexual assault of a child and use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime.
 
Mosinee police say the alleged victim, who was an athlete on McKellips' team, was 15 at the time of the assault the defendant is accused of. 
 
A 12-woman, one-man jury, which includes one alternate, was selected for the trial, which began Monday.
 
The alleged victim, who is now 17, told the jury her relationship with McKellips changed after she suffered an injury in the summer of 2011.
 
According to court documents, the teen girl told investigators in September 2011 she had sexual contact with McKellips three times over several months at his home.
 
Investigators say she told them that she and McKellips started texting back and forth a couple of months after the basketball season ended.
 
The alleged victim described the first sexual encounter to the court and said, "it was my first sexual experience ever and I didn't know how to react."
 
The teen said McKellips gave her a cell phone that she used to take pictures of herself and to send them to him, the complaint said. The criminal also complaint says she told investigators that McKellips gave her gifts, like an Aaron Rodgers jersey.
 
According to the criminal complaint, McKellips told investigators he gave a cell phone to the teen because her parents would occasionally take away her phone and he was concerned about her well-being. Police said McKellips told them he thought the girl was having family trouble and was suicidal, but in the courtroom on Tuesday, the alleged victim denied being suicidal.
 
Police said McKellips said he kissed the teen once on the cheek but didn't mention any sexual interactions, the complaint said.
 
McKellips is a well-known central Wisconsin basketball coach. He led the Mosinee girls team to the state tournament five times, winning in 2000. He also coached for a year at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran before being named head coach at Athens.
 
The trial is expected to last all week. Both McKellips' defense attorney, and the prosecutor said they will wait until the trial is over to comment.
 
McKellips is expected to take the stand later in the trial. Stay with Newsline 9 for the latest information.
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