Convicted Child Molester Faces New Allegations

| September 24, 2013
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Russell Renfrow

Russell Allen Renfrow Jr.

A Marshall man is again accused of a sexual assault in Saline County.

19-year-old Russell Allen Renfrow Junior is charged with alleged forcible rape and sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion of a young girl at a junior varsity football game September 16th.

The probable cause statement from the Marshall Police Department indicates they were dispatched to Marshall High School that evening and were told of the assault by the victim who clams Renfrow allegedly escorted her off school grounds, knocked her to the ground  and rendered her unconscious. When she came to, she reports her pants and underwear were pushed down.

Renfrow claims he does know the girl in question but doesn’t remember what happened that night due to taking his prescription medication.

Renfrow pleaded guilty earlier this year to three counts of child molestation. He admitted in January to having sex with a mentally disabled 16-year-old and was sentenced to 730 days probation. he is now a registered sex offender and is not allowed near a school.

Renfrow was also arrested May 23rd for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl on three occasions in late 2012, according to a report from the Saline County Sheriff’s Department. He allegedly admitted to having sex with the victim, but he told detectives he believed she was 17. During subsequent questioning, Renfrow said the victim told him she was 16.

Renfrow also initially claimed that the two had met at Marshall High School.  He later admitted that he had dropped out of school last year and told investigators that he thought they met at a sporting event.

Renfrow now faces at least five years in prison and up to life if convicted on these charges.

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