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Bryant Man Arrested, Charged With Rape of 14-Year-Old Girl

The investigation began two weeks ago when the Bryant Police Criminal Investigation Division received a tip that Hewitt had inappropriate pictures of a 14-year-old female on his cellphone.
BRYANT, AR -- A Bryant man is facing a multitude of sexual assault charges after police say he raped a 14-year-old girl.

John Arthur Hewitt, 49, was arrested Friday and is charged with: rape, five counts of sexual assault in the fourth degree, five counts of sexual indecency with a child, unauthorized use of another person’s property to facilitate a certain crime (this charge is because this is a rental property where the crimes took place) and endangering the welfare of a minor.

The investigation began two weeks ago when the Bryant Police Criminal Investigation Division received a tip that Hewitt had inappropriate pictures of a 14-year-old female on his cellphone.

Investigators identified and interviewed the minor, and after gathering enough evidence, investigators obtained a warrant for Hewitt's arrest.

Law enforcement officials took Hewitt into custody Friday morning at the Fairway's Apartments where he lives with his wife. He was taken in without incident.

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