Convicted sex offender due in court for arraignment
UPDATE: Mark Russell pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in April attack. His next court date is set for August 1.
BATON ROUGE - A convicted sex offender is expected in court Monday for an arraignment after he impersonated a police officer and raped a 17-year-old man.
Mark Russell was arrested in April in connection to these crimes but was soon released after a judge set an unusually low bond for a convicted sex offender. After the WBRZ Investigative Unit reported on the incident, the low bond was revoked.
He could face life in prison if convicted.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
First US-approved vaccine to go to healthcare workers, nursing home patients
Bipartisan effort to roll out pandemic relief bill could help millions of...
Family puts Christmas tree on LSU lakes in hopes of bringing community...
Live surveillance system in Sherwood Forest neighborhood feeds straight to police
Giving Tuesday kicks off with '225 Give' campaign to support local nonprofits
LSU loses its wide receiver shortly before game against Crimson Tide
Port Allen advances to 2nd round after huge win over Pine
U High has no problems with Evangel Christian in first round
Belaire making 1st playoff appearance in 17 years Friday
Southeastern women blow out Alcorn State on opening day of college basketball...