Scott County Man Arrested in Sexual Indecency Investigation

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HON, AR — A Scott County man has been arrested in an investigation involving the alleged rape of a child.

Billy Bunten, 55, is in custody as a result of a joint investigation involving the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Arkansas State Police.

According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation involves sexual indecency with a child, and engaging children in explicit conduct for use in visual or print medium.

Deputies say a firearm stolen from a residence in Scott County in 2012 was also recovered during the search.

Bunten is being held in the Scott County Detention Center.

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