Crawford County Deputy Arrested For Allegedly Having Relationship With Minor

CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — A Crawford County deputy was placed on administrative leave after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a minor.

Deputy Micah Gale was accused of having a relationship with a 17-year-old female, whom the parents had left in the deputy’s care while fumigating their home for possible bedbugs, said Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown.

Gale was arrested by Van Buren Police. She is facing charges of first-degree sexual assault.

She had been working for the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for about one year.

 

4 comments

  • redwolfmoon

    Not that I condone anything of this nature, but I feel like there’s something missing from your research. The age of consent is 16 in Arkansas, and I was under the impression that someone can’t get arrested for a sexual relationship with a minor that IS of the age of consent (16 years or older), or if said relationship was a result of rape. In which the article should reflect such a charge. This just feels like hearsay right now. You should probably research the intake records and see what the arestee is being charged with and formulate your article around that.

  • JacS

    I THOUGHT AGE OF CONSENT IN ARKANSAS IS 16.

    16 years old
    Any person under the age of consent is deemed to be mentally incapable of consenting to sex. Thus, if an adult has sex with a minor below the age of consent, the adult may be charged with statutory rape. In Arkansas, a person must be at least 16 years old in order to consent to sex.Apr 1, 2014

    anyways something bout this smells fishy. I don’t think she did and if she did its not that big of deal. What is wrong with ppl I was having sex at 16 and my mom didn’t call police she explain the consquenses of my actions. FYI HE WAS 35 AND I WAS 17. Now under age of 16 is nasty in my eye. I think this is more she is lesbian in Crawford county sheriff office and they want her out. Very sad ordeal.

    • nwajack0

      Although the age of consent in Arkansas is 16, special rules apply to people in positions of trust and authority– teachers and detention officers are specifically mentioned in the Arkansas Code.

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