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Former FCSO deputy arrested for felony sexual assault

Posted: April 23, 2014 - 4:24pm

Formal charges were filed Wednesday against Keith Rick, a Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office deputy whose employment was terminated in March amid allegations of sexual assault of a 14-year-old female.

Rick, 24, is charged with second degree sexual assault, a class B felony.

According to the prosecutor’s affidavit filed with Faulkner County Circuit Court, a 14-year-old female contacted Conway Police Department on March 9 and reported Rick had engaged in sexual activity with her at his residence five days earlier.

The girl told police Rick was to take her home from a friend’s house with her mother’s permission, but he first took her to his residence, according to the court information.

Before Rick was terminated from his position with the sheriff’s office, he reportedly told investigators he had recently had contact with a 14-year-old female and that the two had sexual contact but did not have sex.

Rick said he did not know she was 14 years old, according to the affidavit.

Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Matt Rice said Rick turned himself in Wednesday on his arrest warrant that was issued Tuesday.

(Staff writer Courtney Spradlin can be reached by email at courtney.spradlin@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1236, or on Twitter @Courtneyism. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)

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Free agent
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Free agent 04/24/14 - 07:06 am
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Bye bye Andy

So glad this happened before the election.

LOYAL
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LOYAL 04/24/14 - 11:49 am
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Non-sense

This individual's arrest should have no effect on The Election. A Sheriff,a Chief of Police, a Fire Chief, or a Mayor has no control over what an employee does. I see in the article that this guy was terminated after the report was filed! Seems to me the appropriate "reaction" was taken.

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Raving Bear 04/24/14 - 04:51 pm
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I don't think its bad news

I don't think its bad news for Andy, seems he and Cody Hiland are cleaning house, not sweeping it under the rug.

Free agent
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Free agent 04/25/14 - 11:08 am
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I don't think so

The last pedophile they arrested was an Andy Shock hire. That's after he was fired by the last sheriff for wrecking a car and filing false reports. The boy in this story had several complaints made against him in the past, and it was swept under the rug until the rug was at the ceiling. At that point, Andy didn't have a choice anymore. Just wait until the trial starts. You'll see.

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conwaygerl 04/25/14 - 11:13 am
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so

On the officer application, what did he put down on the

"Are you a pedophile" question?

Otherwise, how would an employer know?

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Baylor 04/26/14 - 09:59 am
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Free Agent

The former deputy wasn't a Shock hire. Pay attention. For your convenience here is a link.

http://www.arkansasmatters.com/story/d/story/cop-arrested-for-internet-s...

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Free agent 05/02/14 - 06:49 pm
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Thanks for the link

Just like it says, he was rehired as a detention officer in 2013. Maybe you should've payed better attention yourself. Shock rehired him. That makes him a Shock hire. Thanks for proving m point.

Raving Bear
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Raving Bear 05/02/14 - 08:59 pm
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No doubt about it, George

No doubt about it, George should not have been rehired, but when George showed his true colors Andy didn't dally.

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