A 100,000 bond has been set for a man charged with the rape of a minor child.

Ethan Samuel Hope, 29, of Oxford was arrested and charged with a class Y felony after a call was made to the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Abuse Hotline.

Investigators with the Izard County Sheriff’s Department interviewed the biological mother and made arrangements for the victim to be interviewed at the Independence County Children’s Advocacy Center.

During the course of the interview, Hope denied any sexual activity with the child, but did say he was the only person who had access to the victim that would be required to engage in sexually inappropriate acts.
Hope is currently incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center.

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