A Rogers man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault Monday evening (June 16), according to a news release from the Rogers Police Department.
David Kegger Perez, 49, was arrested after authorities received notification from the Arkansas State Police Child Abuse Hotline that he had inappropriately touched an 11-year-old girl, the release states.
The victim told authorities that she, the victim’s mother and Perez had all fallen asleep together in the same bed while watching movies. Then, the mother got up and left for work, and Perez was left in the bed with the girl. That was when he touched her inappropriately, according to court documents.
After being interviewed by authorities, Perez was arrested. His past criminal history includes fleeing from the Springdale Police Department, theft by receiving (a charge from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office) and multiple failure to appear charges, court documents state.
Perez was booked into the Benton County Detention Center and faces a charge of sexual assault – 2nd degree (felony), according to the release.
No bond has been issued, according to the jail intake report.