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Springdale Man Facing Charges After Allegedly Raping Young Girl

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SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Police said a Springdale man was arrested Wednesday night (March 23) after he allegedly raped a young girl in 2014.

Markus Trantham, 26, is facing a class D felony charge of rape, according to a Springdale Police Department press release.

The Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division received a report in February accusing Trantham of raping a now 7-year-old girl. The alleged incident occurred in 2014.

According to a preliminary report,Trantham told police during an interveiw that he put his thumb inside the girl, but said it happened on accident.

Trantham was taken to the Washington County Jail.

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