Officers arrest man accused of sexually assaulting young girl

William Haines (Source: Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
William Haines (Source: Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man accused of sexually assault a young girl is behind bars.

Lawrence County sheriff's deputies arrested 19-year-old William Haines of Ravenden on Wednesday, March 30.

Haines is charged with sexual assault in the second degree and sexual indecency with a minor.  The arrest followed an allegation involving an 11-year-old girl called in to the child abuse hotline.

Acting on tips from concerned citizens, deputies learned Haines was working in Pocahontas.  The police department was contacted and an officer arrested Haines without incident.

On Thursday, March 31, a judge set a $25,000 bond and ordered Haines to appear in Circuit Court on April 27.

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