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.