JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - 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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