Fouke man accused of raping woman he was convicted of molesting decades ago

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A Fouke, Ark., man is facing charges of rape involving a mentally disabled woman he was convicted of molesting in 1994.

Wallace Johnson, 47, is accused of two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault in Miller County. He allegedly entered a woman’s home three times in September 2018 and sexually assaulted her. The woman reported that she was sleeping Sept. 23 when Wallace Johnson came into her house without permission around midnight and woke her with sexual touching, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The woman reported that Wallace Johnson told her she was “pissing him off” when she told him “No.”

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Wallace Johnson was convicted in 1994 in Miller County of sexual assault involving the same woman he is accused of raping last year. The woman was a 14-year-old girl at that time and Wallace Johnson was in his early 20s.

Wallace Johnson was recently found fit to proceed to trial following a mental evaluation requested by the Public Defenders Office. He is scheduled for trial in July before Circuit Judge Kirk Johnson. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kristian Robertson is representing the state.

If convicted of rape, Wallace Johnson faces 10 to 40 years or life in prison on each of two counts. If convicted of second-degree sexual assault, he faces five to 20 years.

Wallace Johnson is currently being held in the Miller County jail. Bail is set at $50,000. If Wallace Johnson does manage to post bond, he is prohibited from having any contact with the woman he is accused of repeatedly assaulting.

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