Bella Vista Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Children In Neighborhood

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BELLA VISTA (KFSM) — A 77-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of rape and sexual assault on Friday (July 22).

John Longnecker, of Bella Vista, is accused of touching three neighborhood children.

Police stated a neighbor reported to police after overhearing two children, ages 6 and 8, speaking about it.

He faces two counts of rape and four counts of second-degree sexual assault. He is being held at the Benton County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about possible victims is asked to contact Lt. Barb Shrum of the Bella Vista Police Department at (479) 855-3771.


  • artiewhitefox

    Touching is not evil. It is evil to not have like the kind loving lord of glory in you. Fear God. He will be fire to those that don’t have him in them. God will be worse than any forest fire or nuclear fire to evil people. Jesus touched children. ,Jesus is not evil.

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