Accused rapist denies 48 counts

PORT CLINTON A Fremont man accused of sexually molesting a juvenile in the 1980s pleaded not guilty
JACOB LAMMERS
May 24, 2010

 

PORT CLINTON

A Fremont man accused of sexually molesting a juvenile in the 1980s pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 48 felony counts of rape.

Clayton Russell, 70, 500 block of Oaklawn Ave., wore an orange jumpsuit and was led away in handcuffs after his initial appearance in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court.

His pretrial hearing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 10, and his trial is set for 8:30 a.m. April 29 -- both at the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court.

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