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Gentry Man Accused of Raping a Teen Is Jailed in Benton County

A teenager tells police she's been raped over the course of three years

GENTRY, Ark. (KFTA) - A Gentry man is arrested for raping a teen, according to a Benton County probable cause affidavit.

Timothy Setzer, 51, of Gentry, in held at the Benton County Jail on no bond, according to the detention center inmate report website.

Setzer was identified by a Gentry teenager who told police, and others close to her, that she has been repeatedly raped for the last several years, according to a Benton County probable cause affidavit.

In a statement to police, the teen said she was coming forward with the accusations because of increased anxiety and flashbacks, "and she needed to talk to someone about it," according to the affidavit.

The teen said the abuse began three to five times a week in 2014 and continued through 2017, but it wasn't as often. 

The teen was interviewed by the Children's Advocacy Center and Gentry police on January 28, 2019.

On January 30, 2019, Setzer gave a statement to Gentry police denying all rape accusations, according to the affidavit.  

An arrest warrant was issued Monday, February 4, and Setzer was taken into custody on, Thursday, February 7, on two counts of felony rape.  His court date is March 18, 2019.

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