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Bono man charged with raping girl

Rusty Willis (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Rusty Willis (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Bono man is being held in lieu of $10,000 bond after police say he sexually assaulted a teenage girl.

Rusty Wayne Willis, 36, is charged with rape, a Class Y felony.

He is accused of raping the girl on May 7, 2015.

Using text messages the victim sent to a friend, detectives were able to track Willis’s whereabouts on the night in question, court documents revealed.

On May 8, a sexual assault nurse examined the victim. She told police she found injuries consistent with a sexual assault.

Detectives presented their findings to District Court Judge Keith Blackman on Aug. 17 who found probable cause to issue an arrest warrant.

Police arrested Willis on Friday, Oct. 23, and took him before a circuit court judge who set his bond and ordered him to appear in court on Nov. 30.

Willis is being held in the Craighead County Detention Center.

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