FBI Arrests Crawford County Man Accused Of Abusing Children

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VAN BUREN (KFSM) -- Federal agents arrested a Crawford County man on rape charges Monday (Aug. 12) morning.

Stanley Dewayne Rice, 57, of Van Buren was arrested after leaving a hearing in Crawford County Circuit Court Monday morning, where he was charged with two counts of rape from a 2017 arrest.

Those charges stem from multiple victims over almost two decades.

A boy and girl both accused Rice in 2017 of molesting them when they were young children and teens.

They said Rice often abused them when he was using methamphetamine, according to court documents.

Three other women also came forward and said Rice abused them as children in a different state. One woman said Rice made the others watch when he molested them.

5NEWS was on the scene when FBI agents searched his trailer on Shiloh Road Monday afternoon.

Rice was being held Monday at the Sebastian County Detention Center with no bond set and a hold for federal court.

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