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Affidavit: man accused of sexual indecency told victim to "stay strong"

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

A Jonesboro man is accused of sexually abusing several underage boys.

40-year-old Justin Ledford appeared before Craighead County District Judge Tommy Fowler on Thursday. Fowler found probable cause to charge Ledford with sexual indecency with a child.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the abuse was reported to the Crimes Against Children Division.

"These males were interviewed and disclosed different kinds of abuse," the court document stated.

Some of the alleged victims said Ledford would shower with them and touch them inappropriately.

One victim told investigators he was abused between the ages of 9 and 12. The victim said Ledford would rub "him down with lotion on his arms but 'would go further.'"

He said Ledford would tell him "to muscle through it," the affidavit said. The victim said Ledford would tell him to "stay strong" and "don't wake anyone up."

When investigators attempted to interview Ledford, he requested an attorney.

Judge Fowler issued no-contact orders with Ledford's alleged victims.

Ledford's bond was set at $2,500.

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