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Jonesboro man sentenced for 2014 rape of a child

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

A Jonesboro man was sentenced to prison for the 2014 rape of a child. 

According to Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce's office, 21-year-old Dennis Ray Derx, of Jonesboro, was sentenced to 34 years in prison for the rape of a child. 

In July 2014, the Swifton Police Department was notified that Derx was at a home in Swifton, sharing a bed with a 7 year old.  After an interview with the 7 year old, Derx was arrested, and charged with rape. 

Derx pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon in Jackson County, and transported to the Arkansas Department of Correction.

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