Jonesboro finance director arrested for second-degree sexual assault

JONESBORO, Ark. – City of Jonesboro Finance Director Trever Harvey was arrested Friday on an allegation of second-degree sexual assault.

The City of Jonesboro announced Harvey has been terminated from his duties in the wake of his arrest Friday.

Harvey was arrested on a warrant charging second-degree sexual assault sometime before 3:50 PM Friday, when the release was sent out to the press.

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“I understand that he is innocent until proven guilty,” Mayor Harold Perrin said. “But because these are very serious felony charges, I see no alternative at this time.”

Finance Manager Deanna Hornback will serve as acting finance director until a permanent hire is made.

“The City will have no further comment as it involves an active police investigation,” the release said.

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The suspect was booked on a bond of $50,000 in Craighead County Detention Center. The info from CCDC states he was arrested at 2:50 PM

Arkansas law 5-14-125 define’s sexual assault in the second degree as follows:

-14-125. Sexual assault in the second degree.

(a) A person commits sexual assault in the second degree if the person:

(1) Engages in sexual contact with another person by forcible compulsion;

(2) Engages in sexual contact with another person who is incapable of consent because he or she is:

(A) Physically helpless;

(B) Mentally defective; or

(C) Mentally incapacitated;

(3) Being eighteen (18) years of age or older, engages in sexual contact with another person who is:

(A) Less than fourteen (14) years of age; and

(B) Not the person’s spouse;

(4) (A) Engages in sexual contact with a minor and the actor is:

(i) Employed with the Department of Correction, Department of Community Correction, any city or county jail, or any juvenile detention facility, and the minor is in custody at a facility operated by the agency or contractor employing the actor;

(ii) A mandated reporter under 12-18-402(b) and is in a position of trust or authority over the minor; or

(iii) The minor’s guardian, an employee in the minor’s school or school district, a temporary caretaker, or a person in a position of trust or authority over the minor.

(B) For purposes of subdivision (a)(4)(A) of this section, consent of the minor is not a defense to a prosecution;

(5) (A) Being a minor, engages in sexual contact with another person who is:

(i) Less than fourteen (14) years of age; and

(ii) Not the person’s spouse.

(B) It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution under this subdivision (a)(5) that the actor was not more than:

(i) Three (3) years older than the victim if the victim is less than twelve (12) years of age; or

(ii) Four (4) years older than the victim if the victim is twelve (12) years of age or older; or

(6) Is a teacher in a public school in a grade kindergarten through twelve (K-12) and engages in sexual contact with another person who is:

(A) A student enrolled in the public school; and

(B) Less than twenty-one (21) years of age.

(b) (1) Sexual assault in the second degree is a Class B felony.

(2) Sexual assault in the second degree is a Class D felony if committed by a minor with another person who is:

(A) Less than fourteen (14) years of age; and

(B) Not the person’s spouse.

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