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Jonesboro man arrested for rape, police say

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Richard Ressler (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Richard Ressler (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A Jonesboro man was arrested for rape after the victim claimed she had been abused for approximately eight years, according to Jonesboro Police Sgt. Doug Formon.

According to Formon, Richard Ressler of Jonesboro had sex with an underaged female who was known to him. On Monday, District Judge Keith Blackman found probable cause to charge Ressler with rape and ordered him to be held on a $100,000 bond.

According to the probable cause statement, the victim said the abuse had stopped in December, 2012.

Ressler is scheduled to appear in Craighead County Circuit Court on August 29, 2014.

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