A 29-year-old Arkansas man is jailed here in Reno County associated with inappropriate involvement with a 10-year-old child.
Dustin K. Kennedy from Ash Flat, Arkansas is charged with aggravated criminal sodomy or in the alternative aggravated indecent liberties with a child. That means he could be found guilty of one or the other, but not both. The alleged crime occurring back on November 10, 2011. Both charges are Jessica’s Law Counts, meaning if he’s convicted, the sentence would be life in prison with no chance of parole for 25-years.
He was apparently living with his girlfriend and was alone with her child when the alleged crime occurred. The child apparently told her mother and she then confronted Kennedy. He then went to the hospital and asked for help and that’s when police got involved. But, the mother had also contacted police about that same time according to Hutchinson Police Detective Scott Carlton.
Kennedy made an appearance on the charges Monday morning and was read the complaint by Judge Joe McCarville. The bond of 50-thousand dollars was left the same and the case was placed on his waiver-status docket for November 14.