Police: 69-year-old charged with sex crimes again 11-year-old - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Region 8 Police: 69-year-old charged with sex crimes against 11-year-old

Billy Joe Allen    Provided by Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Dept. Billy Joe Allen Provided by Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Dept.

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A 69-year-old Region 8 man has been arrested and charged with several sex related crimes of a minor, including rape.

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, 69-year-old Billy Joe Allen of Alicia was arrested and charged with rape and sexual indecency with a minor.

Police say a report was called into the child abuse hotline, and Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children and the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department investigated the case.

According to police, Allen confessed to the crimes during an interview and was placed under arrest.

A judge set Allen's bond at $25,000 and he is set to be in court again on January 19.

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