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Hunt convicted on three counts of rape, sentenced to 40 years

Posted: December 12, 2013 - 11:49am

A Faulkner County jury on Wednesday found Stanley Ray Hunt guilty of three counts of rape, and sentenced him to 40 years in prison.

According to felony information from the Faulkner County Prosecutor’s Office, Hunt, 29, was accused of three separate occurrences from Jan. 1, 2007, to June 30, 2012. In all three encounters, the victim was said to be a minor, and in two occurrences, the minor was less than 14 years of age.

Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland said Hunt received 40 years for each count, however, the sentences were ordered to run concurrent. The case was tried by Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys Troy Braswell and Carol Crews.

Hunt surrendered to police in April, days after eluding Conway police and U.S. Marshals who attempted to execute an arrest warrant at his home near Mayflower. After initially escaping from authorities, multiple agencies assisted in a full search, which included a helicopter from the Arkansas State Police.

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