LOWELL, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Arkansas State Police announced today that a former Lowell police officer has been charged with sexual assault.

Roy Mitchell, 45, is charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault, according to a release from ASP.

The release says that ASP opened an investigation into Mitchell on Sept. 22 following a call to the ASP Crimes Against Children Division Hotline.

Mitchell was reportedly placed on administrative leave and was terminated before his arrest.

A release from the Lowell Police Department says that Mitchell was not on duty at the time of the alleged incident.

Mitchell is being held in Washington County on a $25,000 bond. He has a hearing scheduled for Oct. 18.