45-year-old Region 8 man charged with rape

Anthony Ray Wiser Provided by Baxter Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Anthony Ray Wiser Provided by Baxter Co. Sheriff's Dept.

MOUTAIN HOME, AR (KAIT) - Anthony Ray Wiser, of Mountain Home, is being charged with the rape of a 14-year-old mentally handicapped child according to the Baxter County Sheriff's Department.

Lt. Terry Johnson, of the Baxter County Sheriff's office, was contacted by a minister of a local church. The minister stated that Wiser had contacted him and wanted to 'make things right' and turn himself in.

Lt. Johnson met with the minister and Wiser where Wiser turned himself over to authorities.

Wiser confessed to officials that he had sexually fondled the teen on at least two occasions over the past six months.

He is being held on at the Baxter County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.

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