Dean Kelly files suit against Sheriff Gusman

Published: Mar. 7, 2016 at 10:02 PM CST
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Dean Kelly (OPSO photo)
Dean Kelly (OPSO photo)

New Orleans, La. - High-profile rape suspect Dean Kelly is now being accused of soliciting underage girls and offering them alcohol while on home incarceration.

A judge will decide Tuesday whether to revoke his bond.

In the meantime, Kelly has filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Marlin Gusman and the city of New Orleans.

Kelly has been out on bond since August of last year.  The former model is accused of rape, carnal knowledge and second degree kidnapping.

Prosecutors now want a judge to revoke his bond.  According to the motion filed in court, the state has learned that during the Mardi Gras holidays, Kelly was soliciting college sophomore girls to come to his home.

The motion states that Kelly offered the girls alcohol, acquired their phone numbers and sent inappropriate text messages to them.  It goes on to say that Kelly offered one of them to ride in a Mardi Gras parade with him.

Kelly is on a 24-hour home incarceration, so that would have been a violation of his parole.

Kelly's attorney filed suit Monday against Sheriff Marlin Gusman and the City of New Orleans.

According to the lawsuit, there are unconstitutional conditions at the jail.  The lawsuit spells out several incidents where Kelly was allegedly beaten and abused at the hands of other inmates.

The court is being asked not to take any action that would place Kelly back in OPP.  The suit states, "If the plaintiff's bond is revoked, he will again be remanded to the care, custody and control of Sheriff Gusman and OPP where unconstitutional conditions exist."