In a release today by 3rd Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce it was announced that Raymond Paul Chapman 53 years old of Hoxie plead guilty in Lawrence County Circuit Court today on three counts of Sexual Assault 2nd Degree.

The conviction stems from charges filed by the Arkansas State Crimes Against Children Division that alleged Chapman sexually assaulted two children in June of 2015, one 6 year old female and one 8 year old female.

According to Mr. Boyce, when Raymond Chapman was confronted by the Hoxie Police Chief he admitted to the abuse and was arrested and taken to the Lawrence County Jail.

Chapman will remain in the custody of Sheriff Yates until he is transferred to the Arkansas Department of Corrections to serve his 60 year sentence.

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