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A former St. Louis police officer is charged with sexually abusing eleven additional men who are in custody.

By Jennifer Feb 2, 2024
The North County Police Cooperative building in St. Louis.Google Maps /NBC NEWS STAFF

A former police officer in the St. Louis region is charged with sexual assault of 19 men while they were under arrest and restraint; 11 more victims are named in the new federal indictment.

The males were abused by Marcellis Blackwell of St. Louis between November 8, 2022, and June 5, 2023, as stated in the 36-count superseding indictment that was delivered on Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri by a grand jury.

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Former North County cop facing more accusations. by KMOV Staff

In a federal inquiry, he is now facing 19 charges of deprivation of rights under color of law and 17 counts of record alteration.

According to the indictment, Blackwell, 34, is charged with touching the men beneath their clothes without their permission and “without a legitimate government purpose.” The attacks happened as the guys were being held, restrained, or arrested.

According to the indictment, Blackwell is accused of sodomizing a guy with his finger in one case.

According to the indictment, Blackwell allegedly willfully fabricated arrest records concerning the men he is accused of abusing.

Evan Greenberg, Blackwell’s lawyer, refused to comment on Thursday night.

In the indictment, Blackwell is charged with kidnapping the victims in approximately fifteen separate cases.

with over a year, Blackwell worked as an officer with the North County Police Cooperative, which covers a number of north St. Louis County towns.

Blackwell was charged in September for touching eight males he had handcuffed, according to a federal indictment. According to court documents, Blackwell has entered a not guilty plea to the federal allegations that were brought in September. On Thursday, it was unclear whether he had submitted a fresh plea in light of the supplementary charge.

A hotline has been established by the FBI in St. Louis for possible victims.

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