Man accused of inviting juvenile to home and raping her

Man accused of inviting juvenile to home and raping her

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A night of movies ended with a Brookland man accused of raping a juvenile.

Brandon M. Marrone, 22, appeared with his lawyer Tuesday before Craighead County District Judge David Boling for a probable cause hearing.

According to the affidavit, Marrone is accused of raping a girl at his home on March 7.

The victim and her mother reported the alleged assault to police on April 4.

The girl said she had been talking with Marrone for several weeks and had been to his house to watch movies. She said when he invited her to his home to watch movies on the night in question she did not think anything of it.

When she arrived at Marrone's home, she found him working on his racing go-cart in the garage. After he finished, they went inside to watch a movie in his bedroom.

The victim said while watching the movie, Marrone began to rub her leg. "She told him to stop," the court documents said.

The victim, who detectives identified as a juvenile, said Marrone then grabbed her by the chin and pulled her face around to kiss her.

"Marrone then stood up on the side of the bed and grabbed her legs and pulled her towards him," the affidavit stated. "[He] then pulled her pants and panties off."

According to the girl, she told Marrone to stop, but that he grabbed her by the ankles and forced her to have sex.

After the alleged assault, the affidavit stated Marrone forced the victim to have sex a second time before he went into the bathroom.

While he was out of the room, the girl told Detective Bill Brown she got up and got dressed.

She claimed Marrone asked where she was going, to which she replied she had to feed a relative's animals and left.

In court Tuesday, Marrone's attorney waived the reading of the probable cause affidavit and entered a not guilty plea on behalf of his client.

Judge Boling did find probable cause to charge Marrone with one count of rape and ordered him to appear in court on June 29. He set Marrone's bond at $5,000 cash/surety.

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