A Paragould man in the Greene County Detention Center is facing five counts of rape, a Class Y felony.

According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Lt. Rhonda Thomas, police have arrested Shanny Lee Grady, 44, on five counts of the indicated charge.

The arrest came as the result of an investigation into information the department received regarding inappropriate sexual activity involving a minor that allegedly occurred between March and June of this year. The most recent occurrence was reportedly June 8.

On June 10, according to Thomas’s affidavit, investigators from the State Police Crimes Against Children Division interviewed the minor victim. At that time, the victim reportedly gave graphic details of alleged ongoing sexual abuse, identifying Grady as the perpetrator of numerous sex acts between March and June 8.

The acts constitute rape according to section 5-14-103 of the Arkansas Code, Annotated.

Police took Grady into custody on July 23, according to booking rosters from the Greene County Detention Center. Bond had not yet been set for Grady as of press time. He was scheduled to appear in Greene County District Court on Monday.

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