Benton County Man Arrested In Young Girl’s Rape

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A Benton County man is behind bars after police say he raped a young girl in Bentonville.

Nathan Alan Wiese, 31, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of two counts of rape. He remained Friday in the Benton County Jail on $25,000 bond, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

Bentonville police said Wiese, of Hiwasse, sexually touched and penetrated a young girl with his hands. Wiese admitted to the allegations during an interview with detectives, saying he thought it felt good for the girl, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Benton County.

Police began investigating the situation after the alleged victim told her mother about the allegations. The mother contacted police Tuesday.

Wiese’s arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 18 in Benton County Circuit Court, according to the Sheriff’s Office.