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Jonesboro man charged with raping girl

Samuel Jamal Parchman-Haggins (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Samuel Jamal Parchman-Haggins (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Craighead County District Court judge found probable cause Wednesday to charge a Jonesboro man with rape.

A week after police arrested Samuel Jamal Parchman-Haggins, 20, of Jonesboro on child pornography charges, he appeared in court on a new charge of rape of someone younger than 14 years of age.

On Tuesday, June 21, a 13-year-old girl told an Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children investigator she and Parchman-Haggins engaged in a “sexually explicit conversation on Facebook” on June 13, according to court documents.

The girl said she and Parchman-Haggins made plans to meet for a sexual encounter that afternoon.

The victim told the investigator Parchman-Haggins arrived at her house just before 4 p.m., and they had sex in her bedroom.

According to the affidavit, Parchman-Haggins disposed of a used condom in the trash container in front of the girl’s home.

At 5:42 p.m. that day the girl reportedly sent another Facebook message to Haggins asking “if he was going to return.”

On Wednesday, the judge set his bond at $150,000.

Parchman-Haggins remains in the Craighead County Detention Center.

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