Former Fairborn ROTC leader pleads not guilty in sexual battery case

Eriks Fricsons

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Eriks Fricsons

The former Fairborn High School ROTC coordinator pleaded not guilty to more than 80 charges in a sexual battery case.

Maj. Eriks Gunars Fricsons, 52, was arraigned Monday in Greene County Common Pleas Court for 40 counts each of sexual battery and pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor; two counts of corrupting another with drugs and one misdemeanor count of illegal cultivation of marijuana.

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Fricsons was arrested the first week of May after a Fairborn police investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student. He resigned the same week, district officials said.

Fricsons was indicted May 13 by a Greene County grand jury on the 83 charges for incidents alleged to have happened between April and April 2021.

Pretrial hearings in his case are set for June 3 and June 28, and his jury trial is set for July 25, court records show.

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Fricsons is held without bond, according to the Greene County Clerk of Courts office. He has been in the Greene County Jail since his May 6 arrest by Fairborn police.

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