Illiteracy could help convicted sex offender

Kenneth Bogard Photo Courtesy Craighead County Jail
Kenneth Bogard Photo Courtesy Craighead County Jail

BAY, AR (KAIT) – Police in Bay arrest a convicted sex offender after finding him speaking with two children in a city park.

According to Police Chief David Kelly, Kenneth Bogard, 50, was arrested Tuesday. Bogard is formerly registered Trumann and had apparently been living in Bay.

On Thursday, Craighead County District Judge Keith Blackman found probable cause to charge Bogard with failure to comply with sex offender reporting requirements and with not having a permanent address.

Kelly also says there may be some mitigating circumstances since Bogard is illiterate and is only able to sign his name. Bogard's original sentence was 22 years ago and apparently thought he was no longer covered by the law.

His bond is set at $2,500 and is to appear in Craighead County Circuit Court Aug 31.

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