BOONE COUNTY, Ark. -- A man charged with five counts of rape on Thursday now faces additional charges after the Boone County Sheriff's Office interviewed five victim's in the case.
43-year-old Jeffrey Hamilton of Harrison now faces additional charges of five counts of fourth-degree sexual assault, six counts of sexual indecency with a minor, and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
His bond has been increased to $500,000 with an additional bond increase expected by next week as more victim's come forward, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Office.
All the victim’s in this case so far are juvenile males. More updates to this case will be posted as the investigation unfolds.
Sheriff Moore urges anyone who feels their child or family member has been a victim of any sexual assault to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office (870-741-8404) or the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-482-5964.
BOONE COUNTY, Ark. – A Harrison man faces numerous charges of rape after police started an investigation into a possible child predator who was seeking companionship with young men.
Jeffrey Hamilton, 43, of Harrison, has been charged with 5 counts of rape after police intercepted a series of online chat messages between him and a juvenile male and ongoing illegal sexual relationships with other juvenile males were uncovered.
While police were executing a search warrant for Hamilton’s home, several computers, cell phones and other items were seized and will be processed by the Arkansas Attorney General’s Computer Forensics Lab for child pornography.
“All crimes are serious, but those involving children take top priority at this office,” says Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore. “For those found guilty of crimes against children, we are hopeful that the Prosecuting Attorney and the judicial system will impose the maximum penalties allowed by law.”
Moore says anyone who feels their child or family member has been a victim of any sexual assault is urged to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office (870-741-8404) or the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-482-5964.
Hamilton remains incarcerated at the Boone County Jail under a bond of $250,000.
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