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Region 8 man accused of raping young girl

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Erskine Stockard (Source: Sharp Co. Sheriff's Office) Erskine Stockard (Source: Sharp Co. Sheriff's Office)
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HARDY (KAIT) - A Region 8 man faces multiple felony charges after investigators say he took nude photos of a young girl then raped her.

Erskine Robert Stockard, 61, of Hardy is charged with two counts of rape and three counts of distributing, possessing or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child.

Sharp County investigators say Stockard raped the girl, who was under the age of 14, at least twice while giving her driving lessons.

According to court records, while giving the child lessons last September, Stockard told the girl to pull onto a country trail under the guise of teaching her how to back up. 

When the girl stopped the car, investigators say Stockard removed the key from the ignition and told the child to get into the back seat.  They say he then undressed her and made her pose in different positions while he photographed her with his cell phone.

The victim reportedly told police that after Stockard had taken the photos, he raped her.

According to the arrest warrant, the girl told investigators during an interview earlier this month that Stockard took nude photos of her at least five other times and raped her on two different occasions.

Investigators executing a search warrant reported finding numerous photos of nude women on Stockard's cell phone, as well as sexually explicit photos of the young victim.

Officers from the Jonesboro Police Department and the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division assisted in the investigation.

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