Region 8 man charged with raping 5-year-old

John Richardson Provided by Jonesboro Police Dept.
John Richardson Provided by Jonesboro Police Dept.

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man could face 40 years to life in prison if he is convicted on charges of raping a 5-year-old.

According to the Jonesboro Police Department, John Richardson is charged with felony rape after police say he raped a 5-year-old Thursday at a home on Caraway.

During the investigation, Richardson first denied raping the child, but later admitted in full detail how he raped the 5-year-old.

Police say his admission, matched the description the victim gave.

Richardson is being held on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to be back in court on November 29.

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