Judge increases bond, ex-model returns to jail

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former male model is back in the Orleans Parish Prison after a judge found that he violated his bond by flirting with college sophomores during a Carnival parade at his parents’ home, where he was on house arrest.

Dean Kelly is charged with two counts forcible rape, felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, possession of child pornography and second-degree kidnapping. Kelly is awaiting trial on accusations that he raped a 14-year-old girl in February 2005, then a 17-year-old girl several months later.

He was released from jail last year on a $1.5 million bond.

After a hearing Tuesday, state District Court judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier ordered that Kelly’s bond be increased by $1 million, to a total of $2.5 million, and had him returned to jail.

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