On August 27, 2015, Damian Merrick was given a trespass notice saying he was violating terms of his bond. This news article is from September 10, 2015, since that time Merrick has violated his bond 3 more times by being at the same location as his victims, and also being near Children. The 3rd time was just announced at 10:30 pm, November 11, 2015.
Dallas, TX – A man who used to own a volleyball club in Grapevine is accused of sexually assaulting three girls who played for his club, police say.
Damian Merrick, 48, has been arrested three times in the past year. His first arrest, on May 7, was on a charge of delivering marijuana to a child. Police tacked on a sexual assault charge in July, saying Merrick raped a 16-year-old girl in a bathroom at her Grapevine home while her parents were away, the Star-Telegram reported.
On Wednesday afternoon, authorities arrested Merrick on two more counts of sexual assault of a child. One of the new charges stipulates that he can’t bond out of jail.
Sgt. Robert Eberling, a spokesman for Grapevine police, said all three of the alleged victims were teenagers and members of the Grapevine Volleyball Club.
“He’s in a position where he had direct contact with the victims due to the nature of the business that he owned with his partners,” Eberling said. “That makes them [the athletes] certainly vulnerable in those circumstances.”
Merrick, who ran the club with other people, is no longer listed as an owner, Eberling said