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Criminal history for convicted sex offender accused of rape, impersonating a police officer

Mark David Russell (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Mark David Russell (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BAKER, LA (WAFB) -

Mark David Russell, 55, of Baker, was arrested on April 30, 2018, for allegedly holding a 17-year-old male against his will and raping him.

Russell, a convicted sex-offender, has a criminal history spanning 25 years.

RELATED: Police: Convicted sex offender impersonating officer rapes teen, holds him against his will

1993

On March 10, 1993, Russell was convicted of simple rape, oral sexual battery, molestation of a juvenile, and aggravated oral sexual battery for an incident that happened in 1992.

1999

Russell was released from prison on May 4, 1999, after serving time for the charges he was convicted of in 1993.

2001

Russell’s release was revoked and was incarcerated again on April 16, 2001.

2002

Russell pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of simple battery on April 16, 2002. He was charged with simple battery while still in prison.

2006

Russel was released from prison on December 6, 2006, for serving his time for the 1993 charges.

2018

Russell was arrested on April 30 by the Baker Police Department after a 17-year-old male reported to authorities that Russell picked up him up on April 25 in a vehicle that was modified to look like a police car.

Russell allegedly held the boy against his will at his home for four days and raped him. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of first-degree rape, false imprisonment, and impersonating a police officer. 

Russell was released from the prison on the same day of his arrest on a $13,000 bond. 

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