Monday, May 02, 2016

Hearing set for former Diamond School Board member in statutory rape case

A 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, bond appearance hearing has been scheduled in Newton County Circuit Court for former Diamond R-4 Board of Education member Johnny Russow, who is charged with two counts of statutory rape.

The probable cause affidavit from Newton County Deputy Mike Barnett.indicated Russow, 44,had sex with a 16-year-old twice at his Diamond home. Those are the instances that resulted in the charge, but in the affidavit, Barnett says the girl told him the two had sex in other locations, prior to the two alleged occasions at Russow's home.

Russow resigned from the Diamond School Board April 6.

(KOAM photo)


Anonymous said...

Are you sure? Casenet still shows May 17. Please keep us updated as the town is still buzzing!

Anonymous said...

"Clearly the solution is separate bathrooms for school board members," Peter Kinder