GF man arrested on charge of rape

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

By Scott Loftis

A 19-year-old Green Forest man was arrested last week on a rape charge after he allegedly admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Green Forest police arrested Kameron Kordell Klutts on Monday, Oct. 5, after an interview at the Green Forest police station, according to a probable cause affidavit written by officer Andre Lemus.

In the affidavit, Lemus writes that he met with an Arkansas State Police investigator on Sept. 22 and the investigator said she needed to interview a female juvenile who was approximately 14 years old.

The following day, the state police investigator notified Lemus that she would be unable to attend an interview with the female juvenile that day and asked Lemus to conduct the interview, according to the affidavit.

Lemus interviewed the female juvenile later that day at the Green Forest Police Department, the affidavit says, and she said she and Klutts had “dated for a while.” The female juvenile told Lemus that she and Klutts had consensual sex several times, according to the affidavit.

Lemus met with Klutts on Monday, Oct. 5, the affidavit says. Klutts initially denied having sex with the female juvenile, according to the affidavit, but later admitted to doing so “approximately three or four times.” Asked if he knew the alleged victim’s age, Klutts said she was 16, the affidavit says.

After the interview, Klutts was arrested and transported to the Carroll County Detention Center in Berryville, where he was booked on a single count of rape.

Klutts appeared before Carroll County District Judge Dale Ramsey on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Ramsey found probable cause to charge Klutts, set bond at $25,000 and ordered him to appear in Carroll County Circuit Court at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in Berryville. Ramsey also ordered Klutts to have no contact with the alleged victim.

As of Monday, Oct. 12, Klutts remained in custody in the county jail.

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