Michael D. Rogers, Jr.

Michael D. Rogers, Jr.

A Russellville man is facing additional charges for sexually molesting a third victim in Logan County in 2017.

Michael Douglas Rogers, Jr., 47, of 109 South Drive, was indicted July 26, 2019, by a Logan County Grand Jury on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse for subjecting a juvenile to forcible sexual conduct in the month of June 2017.

This is Rogers' second indictment for allegedly molesting children.

On June 7, 2019, Rogers was indicted for 24 counts of first-degree sexual abuse, fourth-degree assault, five counts of first-degree rape, and 10 counts of first-degree sodomy involving two separate children on various dates.

According to the most recent indictment, Rogers unlawfully committed the offense of first-degree sexual abuse when he subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion by fondling a juvenile for sexual gratification between June 1 and June 30, 2017.

According to the indictment in June, Rogers unlawfully committed first-degree sexual abuse (24 counts) when he subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion by fondling a juvenile for sexual gratification throughout several dates between 2016-2019.

According to the indictment in June, Rogers on or about April 16, 2019, unlawfully committed fourth-degree assault when he intentionally caused physical injury to a juvenile by biting their shoulder.

According to the indictment in June, Rogers between July 1, 2016, and April 15, 2019, unlawfully committed first-degree rape (five counts) when he engaged in sexual intercourse with a juvenile less than 12-years of age.

According to the indictment in June, Rogers between July 1, 2016, and April 15, 2019, unlawfully committed first-degree sodomy (10 counts) when he engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with a juvenile less than 12-years of age.

The function of the Grand Jury is to determine whether there is sufficient competent evidence to believe that a crime has been committed by a specific individual. This does not mean those individuals are guilty of a crime. The innocence or guilt is finally determined by a petit jury at trial.

Rogers is currently incarcerated in the Logan County Detention Center. The recent charge carries a $50,000 bond whereas the June charge holds him on $75,000. He is scheduled for arraignment on the most recent changes on Aug. 15, 2019.