Man accused of raping woman at his home

Man accused of raping woman at his home

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Craighead County district court judge found probable cause Tuesday to charge a Jonesboro man with rape.

Jonesboro police arrested Riley Quinn McCarthy, 20, after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her at his house.

The alleged rape happened on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at a home in the 500-block of South Main, according to the court documents.

The woman said she and McCarthy were "having a casual conversation" when he placed his hands on her hips.

The victim said she did not want McCarty to touch her "in that way" and pushed his hands away.

McCarthy then became angry and grabbed her by the throat before pushing her onto a mattress on the living room floor, the affidavit stated.

He wrestled the woman onto her stomach, then got on top of her.

The woman told McCarthy to stop and attempted to crawl out from under him, the documents stated. She managed to crawl off the mattress and onto the floor when McCarthy put his knees on her back and held her down.

While holding her down, the documents stated, McCarthy pulled down his pants and her panties.

The victim said she was "continually telling McCarthy to stop and asking him not to do this."

Fearing he would hurt her, the victim "went limp."

According to the court documents submitted by investigators, "McCarthy then raped her."

The woman told detectives she then "blacked out."

Police arrested McCarthy Tuesday morning and took him to the Craighead County Detention Center to await a probable cause hearing.

According to the sheriff's office, the judge set McCarthy's bond at $25,000 surety and ordered him to appear in circuit court on Nov. 23. The judge also issued a no-contact order with the victim.

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