Fouke man sentenced to 30 years for rape, sexual assault of child

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A Fouke, Ark., man found guilty of rape and sexual assault of a child was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday.

Quentin Kyle Green, 39, assaulted the girl for the first time in 2011 on black Friday while the girl’s mother was shopping, according to a probable cause affidavit. The abuse occurred at times in a home where Green lived with the girl, her siblings and her mother as well. The girl was 10 and 11 years old at the time. Not long after making an outcry of abuse to her mother, the girl recanted. The girl told a forensic interviewer at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Texarkana last year that her family took her to a counselor following her first disclosure and the counselor told her that a court case could cost her family “a lot of money.”

Following a church service in February 2016 that reportedly addressed telling the truth, the girl told her biological father, who contacted police, accordingto the affidavit. Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Black and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Connie Mitchell prosecuted the case, Texarkana attorney Joe Tyler represented Green.

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The jury handed down a $5,000 fine, a 25-year sentence for rape and a five-year sentence for sexual assault of a child. Circuit Judge Kirk Johnson ordered the terms to run consecutively for a total of 30 years.

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