The Jonesboro Police Department released the following statement: On October 18, 2022, Jonesboro Police were made aware of a victim of sexual assault.

Investigators with the JPD ICAC Division began their investigation and gathered enough evidence to arrest Mr. Benigno Lopez for rape on a person less than 14 years old.

He appeared before Judge Boling today and received a $75,000 cash only bond. He is currently incarcerated in the Craighead County Detention Center.