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Bentonville Man Arrested for Rape

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) - A man from Bentonville was arrested on Sunday for rape, sexual assault and possession of a controlled substance.

The victim notified police and Keaton was arrested following a traffic stop.

According to a probable cause statement, the victim also said that they had been assaulted when they were 12 years old.

During an interview with police, Keaton confessed to raping the victim both by sexual penetration and digital penetration and sexually assaulting the victim on numerous occasions. Keaton continued to disclose more assaults and rapes during the police interview.

Eric Keaton is currently being held at the Benton County Jail on $100,000 bond. His court date is set for December 10th.


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