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12-year-old attacked in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Following the attack of a child this past weekend, Jonesboro Police say the case is not linked to the recent sexual assaults throughout the area.

Despite other media reports, investigators say it would be a "a stretch" to connect the assault of a 12-year-old child with a recent series of rapes.

"The geography is similar. The time of day is similar, but with the matter of the assault, there was no sexual assault that took place in that case. It leads us to believe that if there is an association between that case and the others, it's a very weak link," said Jonesboro Police Chief Mike Yates.

Police are still investigating the attack. Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you the latest information on www.kait8.com and on region8togo.com.

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