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Published: Tuesday, 5/22/2001

Toledoan allegedly raped mental patient

A Toledo man was arraigned yesterday on two counts of rape after he allegedly had sex with a mentally retarded woman while she was a patient at Rescue Crisis Mental Health Services, authorities said.

Jesse Russell, 38, of 2529 North Erie St., was charged with two counts of rape. He was ordered held in the Lucas County jail on a $100,000 bond set by Judge Amy J. Berling in Toledo Municipal Court. He remained in the jail last night.

Mr. Russell allegedly had sex with the 19-year-old woman Saturday at the facility at 3350 Collingwood Blvd., police said.

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