Expectant Father Sexually Assaulted Seven-Year-Old Girl, Police Say


BELLA VISTA, Ark. (KNWA) – Police say a 21-year-old expectant father is behind bars in Benton County after sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl.

Derek Murray of Bella Vista is accused of touching a young girl.

Court documents say the child told Murray to stop and go away, but he continued to touch her.

The documents continue with text messages showing Derek admitting to the act. They show Murray texted, “I was too drunk to think straight, and I just, I touched her down there.”

They continue to say that Murray also admitted to police that he touched the child and blamed alcohol.

Murray faces charges of second-degree sexual assault and sexual indecency with a child. He is being held in the Benton County Jail on a $20,000 bond. 

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