Blytheville man arrested in rape case

Blytheville man arrested in rape case

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A local man will appear in circuit court in January after being arrested on suspicion of raping a six-year-old girl.

Alandrus Spencer of Blytheville was arrested on suspicion of rape after an investigation, Blytheville police said.

Officers went to Great River Medical Center Nov. 22 after getting a call about sexual abuse to the child, Blytheville police Capt. Scott Adams said.

The victim was later interviewed by the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children unit. The victim told police she had been sexually assaulted, Adams said, noting authorities also spoke with another juvenile about the case.

"Based on the interview, another juvenile was interviewed who was present in the home during the incident," Adams said. "The juvenile advised that she went upstairs at which point, she walked in on (Spencer) sexually assaulting the six-year-old victim."

Police later interviewed Spencer, who denied the accusations, Adams said.

"Spencer did advise that he and the victim were alone in his bedroom for a short period of time, but denied engaging in any sexual activity," Adams said.

A $100,000 cash bond was set for Spencer, who was being held Monday night in the Mississippi County jail in Luxora.

Spencer will be arraigned Jan. 31 in Mississippi County Circuit Court.

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