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Bond issued for man accused of rape

Rodney Laster (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office) Rodney Laster (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office)
LUXORA, AR (KAIT) -

A Luxora man who was arrested by Jonesboro police Wednesday night was given a $400,000 temporary bond in Mississippi County Circuit Court, according to Luxora Police Chief Albert Wright.

Rodney Laster, 37, who was wanted for the rape of a child, was taken into custody at a Jonesboro apartment on the warrant out of Mississippi County.

Wright said Laster raped a 4-year-old child who was known to him on Feb. 2, 2015. Wright said Laster, who was being held at the Craighead County Detention Center, will appear in court Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Wright also told Region 8 News that Laster is a registered Level 2 sex offender.

Wright said the child is now in custody of the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

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