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A Camden man was being held on rape charges after he was accused of assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

William Kelley, 42, of Camden, had his first appearance on Jan. 8 and was given a $250,000 bond and ordered to have no contact with the victim. He was being held in the Ouchita County jail Tuesday afternoon, according to an inmate roster.

The girl’s mother has also filed an order of protection against him.

Court documents state that on Jan. 6, a 13-year-old female was taken to the sheriff’s office after she alleged that Williams raped her.

The girl’s mother stated that she had no knowledge of the incident before her daughter told her about it.

The daughter said that Kelley had threatened to kill her in the past, and she was scared for her safety.

In a police interview, the girl stated that Kelley had raped her on several occasions after her mother went to sleep.

The girl said that the attacks have happened since she was 6 years old, and the last incident happened on Jan. 2 of this year.

A rape screening was conducted and it was concluded that the child had injuries consistent with a traumatic event or sexual abuse.

The girl estimated she had been raped more than 100 times over a six-year period.

Kelley went to the sheriff’s office to speak with deputies and was placed in custody.

At first he denied the allegations, but later he said that he did have sexual intercourse with the girl three times over six months, authorities said. Kelley then declared he needed a lawyer and the interview was concluded.


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