Mid-October trial date set for man charged with rape

Photo: Bradley Uren

A Gassville man facing sex-related charges appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.

Thirty-five-year-old Bradley Uren and his estranged wife, 36-year-old Jennifer Uren, were arrested March 6. Bradley Uren is charged with three counts of rape and Jennifer Uren with two counts of permitting child abuse.

A mid-October trial date is now set for Bradley Uren.

Jennifer Uren entered a not guilty plea to the charges against her on March 12.

Photo: Jennifer Uren

Bradley Uren is a registered sex offender. His records show he will be required to register during his lifetime, after being convicted of sexual battery in August 2005.

According to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office website, the sex offender status stemmed from an incident that happened in another state involving a then-18-year-old Bradley Uren and a 14-year-old female.

Bradley Uren was convicted of encouraging the minor female to come to his house where he forced her to remove her clothing at knifepoint.

As for the current charges against the couple, the court has sealed the probable cause affidavits containing details of the alleged acts.

Available public records show that Bradley Uren and his wife filed petitions in February seeking orders of protection, with each listing the other as respondent in the action.

Court records show Jennifer Uren filed her petition against her husband Feb. 3, followed by Bradley Uren’s petition against his wife filed about a week later.

In his petition, Bradley Uren accuses his wife of wanting to sell one of their children to relatives of hers for $10,000. He alleges his wife and an unnamed individual “have a conspiracy” to get him “out of the picture.”

He accuses her of being violent with him, hanging out with convicted criminals and threatening to “find someone to take care of me.”

In her petition, Jennifer Uren alleges her husband has hit her several times, tried to break her arm and threatened her life and the lives of the couple’s children.

She accused Bradley Uren of having “peek holes” in the home enabling him to watch “every move” made by his wife and children.

Jennifer Uren says the Arkansas Department of Human Services has custody of the children and alleges it is because her husband “molested” some of them.

Jennifer Uren filed for divorce in early March last year. The action was dismissed about six months later and was re-filed last month.

Bradley Uren remains in the Baxter County jail with bond set at $500,000. Jennifer Uren is free on a $5,000 bond.

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