Accused rapist Dean Kelly is still waiting to be released from jail, after accepting a deal Monday and pleading guilty to sexual battery.
WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter spoke to defense attorneys and has a look at the release process that’s been slow going.
Dean Kelly’s release has been delayed.
The former model had been slapped with two counts of forcible rape, kidnapping and pornography involving juveniles and he was facing serious jail time.
Kelly was accused of using text messages, and phone calls to lure women into meeting him, and according to prosecutors, he also promised victims access to movie sets and VIP parties.
Monday he cut a deal and pleaded guilty to sexual battery and carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
WGNO news has learned the judge wanted him released Monday but the process has been delayed due to paper work.
According to defense attorneys Kelly is being housed in the St. Charles Parish Jail pending a calculation for time served.
Kelly has been incarcerated for 22-months.
Once the calculation is completed, the department of corrections will send that information to the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s office, and a release date will be determined.
Monday District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro talked about the conditions of Kelly’s impending release.
“He will be responsible and have to register as a sex offender for at least the next ten years,” Cannizzaro said. “He will be placed on five years of active and supervised probation, and anytime should he violate any of the conditions of the probation, the judge will in all likelihood put him in jail for a period of up to ten years.”
Defense attorneys had hoped Kelly would have been released Monday or Tuesday.
Now they expect Kelly to be released within the next several days.