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Izard Co. man accused of sexually assaulting young girl


A Region 8 man, convicted on sex-related crimes in Kansas, is in jail on a new set of charges related to an incident in Izard County.

According to the Izard County Sheriff's Office, 61-year-old Theodore Walter Shrout, of Franklin, was arrested last week.

Shrout is charged with second degree sexual assault.

Police said he allegedly touched an 8-year-old girl inappropriately.

According to a news release, the girl told investigators Shrout stuck his hand down her pants and used the ‘'love word.''

The girl's sister said that's how Shrout talked about sex.

Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Shrout has a history of similar incidents with charges and convictions out of Kansas.

His current charge of sexual assault could be upgraded, according to Sheriff Lawrence.

He's in the Izard County Jail on a $40,000 cash bond.

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