Police arrest suspect who stabbed mom trying to protect 12-year-old daughter from rapist

Aaron Ray Rash (Source: Searcy police Department)
Aaron Ray Rash (Source: Searcy police Department)

SEARCY, AR (KAIT) - Searcy Police arrested a man they say stabbed a woman Tuesday afternoon, trying to protect her 12-year-old daughter from being raped.

According to Searcy Police Department, 29-year-old Aaron Ray Rash was arrested around 4pm Wednesday in an area south of Booth Road in Searcy.

A 9-1-1 call of a suspicious man in the area led to his arrest. Police say he was taken into custody without incident.

Rash is also a Level-3 Sex Offender, and is being charged with Rape, and battery in the first degree.

According to a news release from the Searcy Police Department, Rash stabbed the mother "multiple times."

He then raped the girl before running away.

The mother and daughter went to a neighbor's house to call 911.

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