Fort Smith Man Accused Of Raping Two Children

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Fort Smith man is accused of raping two children.

Danny Beckless Jr. of Fort Smith was arrested Wednesday (Feb. 22) on suspicion of felony rape and second-degree sexual assault.

Beckless is accused of forcibly raping two children less than 14-years-old.

He was being held Thursday (Feb. 23) in the Sebastian County Detention Center in lieu of a $250,000 bond.

An arrest report states Beckless is HIV positive.

Extensive forensic interviews were completed on the children.

The rape was reported Jan. 2, according to the Fort Smith Police Department, but Beckless wasn’t arrested until a district prosecuting attorney issued a warrant for his arrest.

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