Young Springdale Girl Raped As Many As 30 Times, Police Say

Posted on: 3:16 pm, January 10, 2014, by

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A Springdale man was arrested this week after police say he raped and performed sexual acts on a young girl.

Scotty Ratliff, 28, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of rape and sexual indecency with a child. He was released the same day from the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

A woman called Springdale police in November to report that she caught Ratliff naked with a young girl. She had caught him before in a similar situation previously, but had not mentioned it to police, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed in Washington County Circuit Court.

Child safety authorities interviewed the alleged victim, who said Ratliff had raped her and performed sexual acts on her as many as 30 times in the past, police said. A forensic examination of the victim showed a past injury from the alleged rapes, according to the affidavit.

Based on the testimony of the woman and the alleged victim, an arrest warrant was issued Dec. 11 for Ratliff. He was later located and arrested by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Ratliff’s arraignment is set for Jan. 13 in Washington County Circuit Court.


  • Mike Boatman says:

    And they turned him loose…

  • Cathy says:

    They should arrest that woman and prosecute her for not reporting it the first time she caught him, how much misery and humiliation might she have saved that child if she had? And who knows many he’s assaulted since then?

  • dirtygrandpafingerbaby says:

    judges in NWA are ok with chomos

  • David says:

    i think through investigation is required in this case.

    • lisa says:

      Not me !!!!!!!!!! That girl will never get over her Daddy doing that to her!!!! And Mommy not doing a thing about it !!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Mike Boatman says:

        Lisa, I did not see in the story any mention of him being related or being a member of the family, did I miss something?

  • Retired says:

    This guy needs his D*** cut off so he could bleed to death…problems solved

    • lisa says:

      Sounds good to me at least he would not get over that just like his daughter will never get over that shit !!!!! Sick

  • 25,000 bond wow no wonder this sick POS is back out, he needs locked away. Who knows what hes doing now while hes out and running the streets. Poor kid or kids. Prayer for these babies to over come what they have had to suffer and go through.

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