John Keating Chevrolet dealership owner Rik Melartin Accused of Sexual Assault of a Child

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Rik Melartin

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Rik Melartin a former Finnish Olympian and local car dealership owner has been arrested charged with sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. 

Melartin, was in the news about a year ago after he pulled a gun on an armed driveway robber who had held up his neighbor in Bellaire.  He called himself “The Finnisher” in subsequent dealership ads he bragged on his Bellaire heroism. 

He was also arrested in January of 2013 in an unrelated case of Sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. 

He owns John Keating Chevrolet dealership in Crosby, TX, where he was accused along with his assistant of having improper sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl who worked at the lot.  According to reports the teen worked as a receptionist and said she was approached by Melartin at the end of a business day and offered her an energy drink.  The girl said the drink tasted funny, and Melartin later admitted to spiking it with alcohol, this according to local reports of court documents.

He later offered monies for a strip show from the youth, and in a different incident he bought sex.   The girl said she received at least $500 from Melartin following the three encounters.

George Maroun Koutani was also arrested and both men were released on bond.

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