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Part-time Tuckerman police officer charged with rape

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Steven Slagley (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Office) Steven Slagley (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

TUCKERMAN, AR (KAIT) – A part-time Tuckerman police officer is facing rape charges following an investigation by Arkansas State Police.

On Tuesday, Steven Slagley was arrested and charged with rape and second degree sexual assault.

According to information from Arkansas State Police Lt. Brant Tosh, Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce asked state police to investigate allegations of sexual assault committed by Slagley. The prosecutor received information about the allegations from Tuckerman Police Chief Jonathon Tubbs.

An affidavit released by the Jackson County Circuit Court states Slagley is a part-time officer for the Tuckerman Police Department and the manager of the River View Apartment Complex in Tuckerman. 

A state police investigator spoke with one of the victims in September who accused Slagley of rape. She told the officer that she moved into the River View Apartments on August 2. On August 27, the woman told the investigator Slagley came to her apartment to bring her some cleaning supplies.

During the meeting the woman said Slagley kissed her while he shook her hand. He then pulled her into a bedroom, pulled her pants down and raped her, according to statements in the affidavit.

In September, Slagley told the investigator he had consensual sex on August 27 with the woman in her apartment.

The investigator also met with another woman who said Slagley forced her into the bedroom of a different apartment. On that occasion, which happened days prior to the August 27 incident, the woman told police Slagley rubbed "his crotch against her buttocks". The woman said she was able to lock herself in the bedroom and Slagley let himself out.

Slagley is being held at the Jackson County Detention Center. His bond has been set at $25,000.

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