Batesville Man Charged With Rape of 8-Year-Old Boy

Kenneth McCleod
Kenneth McCleod

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A Batesville man has been charged with the rape of an 8-year-old boy.

Kenneth McCleod, 27, is being held in the Independence County jail in lieu of $1 million bond, following his arrest on Tuesday.

Police say McCleod is accused of inappropriate contact with the boy, who was sent to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock for an examination and possible treatment.

If found guilty, McCleod could face a prison term of ten years to life, and up to $25,000 in fines.