Police: 29-Year-Old Man Arrested for Rape of Two Juveniles

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CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR – A 29-year-old man is facing rape charges after police say he forced two teens to have sex with with him.

Court documents say Christopher Daniel Franklin assaulted the 14 and 15-year-old victims on the 2014 Memorial Day weekend in Jonesboro.

The juvenile victims were accompanied by their parents when they reported the incident to Jonesboro police on June 30, 2014.

The victims were then taken to the Arkansas State Police’s Crimes Against Children Office and interviewed using specific child interview techniques, according to a court document.

The victims told authorities they went to visit Franklin and his wife at the Fairview Hotel in Jonesboro, and then walked with Franklin to a nearby house where they say he smoked meth.

After Franklin and the victims left the house, they told investigators that Franklin led them under the Willow Road overpass and forced the two teens to have sex with each other and then with him.

According a court document, the victims told investigators that they were “hesitant and unwilling the whole time.”

On Friday, Jan. 2, District Court Judge Keith Blackman found probable cause to charge Franklin with rape. Four days later Franklin was arrested in Missouri and taken to the Craighead County Detention Center.

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