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“Dean Kelly” arrested in New Orleans

Photo provided by SMU PD
Photo provided by SMU PD

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New Orleans police arrested a man who calls himself “Dean Kelly” Wednesday on charges of raping an acquaintance in November 2010.

News reports from the New Orleans area say Kelly is accused of taking a woman to his residence on the 4000 block of St. Charles Avenue, serving her alcohol and then sexually assaulting her. The incident took place in November 2010, although it was not reported until last Friday.

Kelly’s arrest comes after Tulane University and Loyola University posted a crime alert about the man who also goes by the name “Tyler Durden” or “Tyl Durdenn.”

Tulane police described Kelly as a 40-year-old white male who weighs 175 pounds and is 6’1″ tall.

SMU police have also issued two alerts about Dean Kelly.

Kelly first appeared on the SMU campus in 2008, where he approached women at Moody Coliseum, the Park Cities Plaza and the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports. The second and most recent alert occurred when Kelly returned to Dallas in November 2010. He was not spotted on the SMU campus.

SMU police described Kelly as a scam artist.

Targeting women, he would tell them he is an MTV producer looking to take photos. He then tried to get them to pose in the nude for a photoshoot.

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