In new indictment, suspect faces 3rd rape charge

November 30, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man already facing charges in rapes that occurred in the 1990s in New Orleans now faces a third charge.

District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office says 40-year-old Jamol Rickmon was indicted Thursday in a July 20, 1996 rape of a 24-year-old woman. The news release says prosecutors recently confirmed that a DNA sample from Rickmon linked him to biological evidence collected 22 years ago by crime lab technicians at the scene of the assault.

Rickmon was charged Thursday in a superseding indictment that maintains earlier charges in two other rape cases.

Those cases include assaults of a 23-year-old woman on July 29, 1996; and a 51-year-old woman on Jan. 31, 1997.

Rickmon has pleaded not guilty in those cases. His bond was increased from $2 million to $3 million Thursday.

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