Atkins Man Found Guilty of Rape, Sex Crimes Against Children

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RUSSELLVILLE, AR — The jury trial of a Pope County man accused of rape, two counts of sexual indecency of a child and sexual solicitation of a child began on Tuesday, as jury selection for the trial commenced.  On Wednesday evening, members of the jury found Jimmy McMullin of Atkins guilty of all charges he faced during the trial.

McMullin was arrested on February 7, 2014 by the Pope County Sheriff’s Office on the alleged charges of rape and two counts of sexual indecency with a child. During the February 2014 bond hearing, McMullin was ordered bond in the amount of $100,000.

Following McMullin’s February 2014 appearance in felony bond hearings, he also appeared in a bond hearing in April 2014, where he was ordered an additional bond of $200,000 for another charge of rape and again in May 2014 for the charges of rape and sexual solicitation of a child. McMullin’s bond was set for an additional $100,000 following the May bond hearing.

Since his February 2014 arrest, McMullin has been held at the Pope County Detention Center on the bonds totaling $400,000.

Jurors were presented testimony on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Just before lunch on Wednesday, jurors were presented closing arguments. Members of the jury began deliberations at 1:30 p.m. that afternoon.  After deliberations continued by the jury for more than four hours, at approximately 5:45 p.m. The jury read its verdict to the court, finding McMullin guilty on all charges. 


Story Courtesy: River Valley Leader 

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