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story.lead_photo.caption Nathan Jack Clemons

BENTONVILLE — A former Arkansas daycare worker pleaded not guilty Wednesday to sexually assaulting two children.

Nathan Jack Clemons, 24, of Rogers has been arrested three times and also pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting another student at Mary's Little Lamb Preschool in Bentonville.

. Wednesday's plea is in connection with two additional students.

Clemons was free on $75,000 bond in connection with the first two arrests, but his bond was set at $300,000 for the third arrest. He was being held at the Benton County jail Friday afternoon, records show.

Benton County Circuit Judge Brad Karren denied a request from Kim Weber, Clemons' attorney, to reduce the bond.

Tyler Williams, deputy prosecutor, previously told the judge the sexual assaults of two of the children are on video, and the parents of the third boy came forward with their concerns.

The children were interviewed at the Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County, according to court documents.

Stuart Cearley, chief deputy prosecutor, said police are still reviewing video from the preschool, and Clemons could face additional charges.

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Nov. 6.

Clemons worked in 2015 for a boys ranch in Jasper County, Mo., according to the affidavit. He was accused of touching children's legs and feet and talking about self-gratification, sex and his history of being abused as a child, according to the affidavit.

Clemons also worked for a school district in Galena, Kan., where he was accused of taking a photograph of a child and sending it to a friend with a lewd comment about the child, the document states.

The Jasper County sheriff's office investigated Clemons in 2012 and 2013 for having inappropriate online conversations with minors including a 13-year-old, according to the affidavit.

Clemons wasn't arrested in connection with the previous allegations.

He faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted on all three counts.

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  • MaxCady
    September 14, 2018 at 5:36 p.m.

    He needs to be put away for a long time.

  • abb
    September 14, 2018 at 8:29 p.m.

    Can't wait for the pro LBBQTBBQ crowd to come to his defense. RBB, Rbear, Armnar, Doubleblind: WHERE ARE YOU!? This is your battle buddy! Defend him!

  • DaleH
    September 14, 2018 at 10:45 p.m.

    Hey Douchebag ABB,
    Being a child’s molester has nothing to do with being gay. It’s a mental illness. I’m sure you can relate.

  • CartoonDude
    September 15, 2018 at 8:13 a.m.

    He's going to miss the pride parade this year.

  • abb
    September 15, 2018 at 9:48 a.m.

    Liberalism is a mental illness. Most gays aren't pedos, but all pedos are gay. Gay has ALOT to do with it. Seek help. You are part of the problem, not the solution Daleh.

  • RBear
    September 15, 2018 at 11:03 a.m.

    "Most gays aren't pedos, but all pedos are gay." Where the F*** have you been, you idiot? Most of the pedos that have shown up in these pages have been opposite sex attractions. Female teacher, male student. Male teacher/coach, female student. You are the DUMBEST of the DUMBEST in here. Why is there a problem dealing with this issue? Because of dumba**es like you who make statements like that.
    ...
    You know, there are days when you are mildly idiotic but today you went to mentally deranged. Then you go off on some "liberalism is a mental illness." Listen idiot, you seem to be the one with the mental illness. GET HELP, PLEASE. Your family deserves better.

  • RBear
    September 15, 2018 at 11:04 a.m.

    Oh and a pedo is a pedo regardless of their orientation. They should be prosecuted and punished according TO THE LAW. You truly are a sick idiot.

  • abb
    September 16, 2018 at 8:37 a.m.

    Thanks for taking the bait Rbear. I knew you'd defend him.

  • RBear
    September 16, 2018 at 4:20 p.m.

    abb what kind of twisted logi says I defended him? you are as loony as a goose. So, from NOW ON I'm going to make sure EVERY article of a pedo has your comments that "all pedos are gay." Let's just make sure all the readers see how freaking crazy you are. I knew you were an idiot, but this statement shows how far off the deep end you've gone.
    ...
    As I said, PLEASE GET HELP. Your family deserves better.

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