Rudy Man Gets 30 Years For Raping Teen

VAN BUREN, Ark. (KFSM) — A Rudy man was sentenced Wednesday (March 6) to 30 years in prison for raping a 14-year-old girl in 2018.

Joshua Perkins, 36, pleaded guilty in Crawford County Circuit Court to two counts of rape.

Judge Gary R. Cottrell also handed Perkins a 30-year suspended sentence set to begin when he's released from the state Department of Correction.

Perkins, who will have to register as a sex offender, must serve 21 years before he's eligible for parole.

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