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Accused sex criminal who fled to Thailand extradited back to ND

MINOT, N.D. -- A 64-year-old man accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old Minot boy 2 1/2 years ago has been extradited from Thailand to face Class A felony gross sexual imposition and Class C felony bail jumping charges and will be held without...

 

MINOT, N.D. -- A 64-year-old man accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old Minot boy 2 1/2 years ago has been extradited from Thailand to face Class A felony gross sexual imposition and Class C felony bail jumping charges and will be held without bond..

Mark Allen Rogers made an initial appearance on the bail jumping charges on Monday in district court in Minot. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

A jury trial in the case had been scheduled for February 10, 2015, but was canceled after state prosecutors say Rogers failed to show up for a scheduled hearing. The court has ordered his $50,000 bond forfeited.

Court records list Rogers' address as Elyria, Ohio, but Rogers was living in a Minot apartment in the summer of 2014 when he is accused of abusing the boy, according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the district court. One of Rogers' neighbors asked him to babysit for her 8-year-old son a few days a week. Rogers is charged with being naked with the boy in his apartment, trying to get the boy to sleep with him and also of rubbing a vibrating machine over parts of the 8-year-old's body. The boy told authorities that he felt uncomfortable and disgusted when Rogers did this.

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Rogers told police in 2014 that he didn't do anything wrong.

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