Paragould man accused of raping young girl | Crime
A Greene County man is in police custody, accused of raping a young girl.
Richard Owens, 65, of Paragould is charged with one count of rape.
According to court records, he is being held in lieu of $1 million bond. The bond is conditional upon Owens having no contact with the alleged victim or any minor child.
On July 16 the child abuse hotline received a call in reference to a 13-year-old girl who had been abused by an adult male, the affidavit stated.
Two days later the girl reportedly identified Owens as her attacker during an interview with an officer from the Arkansas State Police’s Crimes Against Children Division.
On Friday, August 23, a warrant was issued for Owens' arrest.
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