Fayetteville Man Accused Of Raping Teen

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Police say a Fayetteville man admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old girl after being confronted by the girl’s mother.

Earon Tillman, 28, was arrested Tuesday (Nov. 28) in connection with rape, a Class Y felony.

Fayetteville police reviewed Facebook messages between the girl’s mother and Tillman, noting that Tillman “acknowledged the sex act by discussing it with the victim’s mother” after she confronted him, according to a preliminary arrest report.

Police said Tillman also told the girl’s mother, “the less people know the better…cause you and I both know all someone has to say the wrong thing to someone and I’m in jail.”

The girl told police she and Tillman were together Nov. 18 in Fayetteville when Tillman said he needed to go back to his apartment and get his jacket.

She said Tillman called her upstairs and they kissed, but then Tillman made unwanted sexual advances.

She told Tillman to stop, but he refused. She said he then forced her onto his bed and raped her, according to the report.

Tillman was released Wednesday (Nov. 29) from the Washington County Detention Center after posting a $25,000 bond. He has a hearing set for Dec. 29 in Washington County Circuit Court.

Class Y felonies are the most serious crimes in Arkansas not punishable by death.  A person convicted of a Class Y felony could face life in prison, according to Arkansas Code Annotated 5-4-401.