Judge denies bond for Crosby car dealer charged with sexually assaulting 2 girls

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on June 26, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 26 at 4:51 PM

HOUSTON --- A judge denied bond Wednesday for The Crosby car dealer who calls himself the “Finnisher.”

Rik Melartin, who is now facing multiple charges of sexual assault of a minor, was in court Wednesday.

The judge denied Melartin bond and ordered him back to jail where, according to his attorney, he’s being kept in the wrong unit.

“Since his arrest on Friday he’s been kept in isolation in the mental ward, don’t know why. Apparently there was a snafu in the request, but the prosecutor assured me today that he is, as we speak, in the process of rectifying that situation,” said Defense Attorney Jim Butler.

Melartin is a former Olympian from Finland. He made headlines last year when he pulled a gun on a robber in Bellaire. He later incorporated the name ‘The Finnisher’ into his car ads for John Keating Chevrolet.

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