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Jonesboro man arrested for incest

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Police in Jonesboro say they've arrested a 50-year-old Jonesboro man for rape and incest after he allegedly married a 22-year-old relative.

Police say the man was arrested without incident Wednesday afternoon. He was expected in Craighead County Circuit Court for a bond hearing Thursday.

Police say the man's ex-wife reported the marriage and abuse last week after being told of it by the alleged victim.

A date for the marriage was not released but police reports say the sexual abuse began when the girl was 11.

The police report says the man fathered the girl with another woman when he and his now ex-wife separated briefly.

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