Police investigating alleged rape from May reported on Wednesday

JONESBORO, Ark. – Police are actively investigating a reported rape from May of this year in Jonesboro.

The alleged incident was reported at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, but was alleged to have taken place May 1. It was reported in a residential area south of I-555 in the Jonesboro city limits.

Most details, including the incident report, were not available due to the case being under active investigation, said Paul Holmes, JPD Information Specialist.

The modus operandi was said to be a forcible rape of the victim by the suspect.

NEA Report will follow up on this when more is released.

Every 98 seconds, another person experiences sexual assault, the Rape and Abuse Incest National Network says. Sexual violence affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year.

If you need immediate support, you can reach your local RAINN affiliate at any time, 24/7, by calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673). You can visit their website at https://centers.rainn.org/


Other Important Phone Numbers

Arkansas State Police: Crimes Against Children – P: (800) 482-5964
Craighead County Sheriff’s Department – P: (870) 933-4551
Domestic Violence National Hotline – P: (800) 799-7233
Jonesboro Police Department – P: (870) 935-5553
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network Hotline – P: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
Rape Crisis Center – Business Office (answered from 9am to 4pm) – P: (870) 253-9691
Family Crisis Center Hotline – P: (870) 933-9449

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