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Arkansas man accused of hitting woman with baseball bat, raping her

Arkansas man accused of hitting woman with baseball bat, raping her

A 44-year-old man is accused of hitting a woman in the head with a baseball bat and forcing her to perform sexual acts on him in Arkansas.

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The state's Department of Human Services has awakened to how inhumane some state-certified and state-financed services can be. The wake-up call came when a 5-year-old named Christopher Gardner, rest his soul, was left to die after being abandoned for eight hours aboard a hot van belonging to Ascent Acquisition Corp. of West Memphis. Or so say the police, though a final verdict should properly be left to the law, which still grinds slow but exceeding fine.

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