Mulberry Man Pleads Guilty To Incest, Gets 20 Years

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CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – A Mulberry man pleaded guilty Wednesday to incest and first-degree sexual assault. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to the Crawford County Prosecutor’s Office.

Prosecutors said Gary Morse, 38, was arrested in May after having sexual relations with an 18-year-old woman. Investigators said the two began having sex when the woman was 16 years old.

In addition to the 20-year prison sentence, Morse also received a suspended sentence of 30 years, said prosecutor Marc McCune.

Morse must enroll and complete the sex offender program while in prison, McCune said.

10 comments

    • Mark Smith

      Jeremy, you are a prime example of Arkansas Education system (48th in the Country). To sum-up,
      1) “Wres the incest part?” I suppose cell phone texting can explain this but the following is atrocious in terms of spelling, grammar sentence structure, etc. . “If your going to have an article that has that in the title it should have more info than a few sentences that it does.” Can you use “that” more? I think you were trying to say “If you’re going to have an article entitled “Mulberry Man Pleads Guilty To Incest, Gets 20 Years,” please provide more information beyond a few short sentences.” Comprehende’

      • barbed_wire83

        For some reason, my first reply isn’t being posted to the forum, so here it is again.

        It IS a legitimate question, though. How does in-cest figure into the charges against him? Is he somehow related to the victim? Also isn’t the age of consent 16 years in Arkansas, and why is the woman’s name redacted? The most he should have been charged with is r-ape and that’s only if she wasn’t a willing participant, unless she has a serious mental impairment of some sort.

        Don’t misunderstand me, if he did this he’s earned his stay in prison. I have a problem with Arkansas laws in this matter. A friend of mine was unjustly imprisoned for something similar, and he was married to the woman he supposedly violated.

        We’re not getting the full story here, and that can only lead to a miscarriage of justice.

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