Subscribe Register Login

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 10:45 a.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

Sex offender held in rape of girl, attack on her mother

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published December 20, 2012 at 6:55 a.m.


Search mug shots, government salaries, crime maps and more at our Right2Know page.

— Authorities have arrested a man on accusations he stabbed a woman and then raped her 12-year-old daughter Tuesday in Searcy.

The Searcy Police Department said Aaron Ray Rash, 29, was taken into custody by the White County sheriff's office about 4 p.m. Wednesday. Rash, a Level III registered sex offender, faces charges of rape and first-degree battery.

Brittany Eacret, spokesman for the Searcy Police Department, said the attack happened about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment at 2001 Quality Drive.

Eacret said the mother was stabbed multiple times, including at least once in the neck, and was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Police say the mother was attempting to stop a man later identified by police as Rash from raping her 12-year-old daughter when he attacked her. He then raped the girl and fled on foot, police said.

Eacret said the mother had just met Rash, but that he had been invited into the residence before the attack occurred.

Comments on: Sex offender held in rape of girl, attack on her mother

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 10 of 14 total comments

Jump to last page >>

NONSHEEPLE says... December 20, 2012 at 8:03 a.m.

DEATH after torture for ALL people like this...

( | suggest removal )

LondonHawg says... December 20, 2012 at 8:10 a.m.

castration then death

( | suggest removal )

Felina says... December 20, 2012 at 8:21 a.m.

Google "sex offender" "arkansas" "search" and you should easily find a listing of all level 3 and 4 sex offenders! Might be a good idea to check this on all new acquaintances, according to hindsight. Glad they caught the creep.

( | suggest removal )

Drumroll says... December 20, 2012 at 8:26 a.m.

Battery??? That should be an attempted murder charge.

( | suggest removal )

Populist says... December 20, 2012 at 9:50 a.m.

Most of the people on the sex offender registry should not have been released in the first place. These types of sociopaths should be locked up. If the prisons let them out, they need to be put into maximum security mental institutions. The child and her mother are scarred for life.

( | suggest removal )

HawgFan says... December 20, 2012 at 9:52 a.m.

If found guilty, castration should be the MINIMUM for a convicted rapist. If the rapist is already a convicted sex offender, then we go with LondonHawg's plan... castration then death.

( | suggest removal )

NONSHEEPLE says... December 20, 2012 at 10:53 a.m.

If it ws my child castration would only be the start...

( | suggest removal )

abcmrsteve05241351 says... December 20, 2012 at 1:07 p.m.

the bleeding hearts will release him on bail and the judge will give him probation! the sad circle turns again!

( | suggest removal )

Kajon says... December 20, 2012 at 1:20 p.m.

Yes, this slimeball deserves death, but the mother should not be given a pass on this. Her questionable actions exposed her child to this predator.

( | suggest removal )

btwice says... December 20, 2012 at 1:32 p.m.

@ abcmrsteve: you got it backwards. It's not bleeding hearts who are responsible for these monsters' release; it's the conservatives who support the wasteful, ridiculous drug war. Drug offenders clog up the judicial/prison system, which in turn causes violent offenders to be released. End the drug war and focus on violent crimes. But of course there's too much money involved keeping the charade going.

( | suggest removal )

Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

  • Mt

    memorial hospital Stilwell, OK We have recently added more P...
    STILWELL, Ok

  • Early childhood coor

    arkansas river education service cooperative is seeking appl...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Jr graphic artist

    Jr. Graphic Artist Need a full-time Graphic Artist who has ...
    MAUMELLE, AR

  • Cdl truck drivers

    truck driversredstone Construction seeks part time and or Te...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Instructors

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), located in...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 870 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online