posted on May 27, 2011 16:20
Accused rapist Raymond Allard appeared in Genesee County Court this afternoon, entering a not-guilty plea to his 65-count indictment, which includes 51 counts of 2nd-degree Rape.
Judge Robert Noonan revoked bail for Allard, which had been set at $100,000 dollars. Noonan also set four orders of protection for the victims and witnesses in the crime.
Raymond Allard will be due back in court in August. But today outside the courtroom, Youth Officer John Dehm gave us a better picture into who exactly Raymond Allard is. A former resident of Florida and Massachusetts, Allard is a career criminal with a lengthy rap sheet.
"He came up from Florida sometime in November, and he went to Massachusetts," says Dehm. "He came back to this area and was with a woman, and her child." Allard reportedly met the woman on his busride from Florida to Massachusetts.
Allard allegedly gained the trust of the young daughter – and then, one of her friends. He's accused of a number of illicit sexual relations with both of the young girls, outlined in the indictment.
There may also be more young female victims, according to Dehm. He's in the process of interviewing possible victims in this area.
With Allard's nature in mind, and the nature of his alleged crimes, Officer Dehm recommends that young women be very cautious around people they are unfamiliar with.
"A person might appear to be extremely friendly and polite and curious," he says, "but you just never know what their past is all about, or what they could be up to."
Raymond Allard was very quiet in court today. Afterwards he was promptly returned to the County Jail.