12-year-old attacked in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Following the attack of a child this pastweekend, Jonesboro Police say the case is not linked to the recent sexualassaults 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 arecent series of rapes.

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

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

Copyright 2011 KAIT. All rights reserved.