LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bail is set at $700,000 for a 22-year-old U.S. Marine charged with sexually abusing his girlfriend’s 1-year-old daughter and physically abusing the girl and her 4-year-old brother at a Las Vegas Strip hotel.

Alex Michael Plunket remained jailed Thursday in Las Vegas , a day after a judge said that if he’s freed he can’t have contact with children, must wear a GPS monitor, and has to immediately report to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California.

Plunket’s defense attorney, John Parris, says Plunket has cooperated with investigators.

A preliminary hearing is set May 5 on allegations that Plunket injured both children while watching them March 4 at The Linq hotel-casino when his girlfriend went to work.

He could face 35 years to life in prison on the sex assault charge.


Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s