Man charged with sexual assault of teen pleads not guilty

Photo: James Flow

A Lakeview man facing charges of having inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage female on multiple occasions appeared during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.

Twenty-nine-year-old James Eric Flow entered a not guilty plea to three counts of second-degree sexual assault.

It was announced Mountain Home attorney Ben Burnett will represent Flow.

In early September, the family of the girl contacted Lakeview police to report the alleged incidents.

The first encounter was in March, the second and third on Sept. 7. All of the incidents took place in different locations, including during a swimming party at the dam site launch area in Bull Shoals.

According to the probable cause affidavit, the girl said on two occasions, she had to fight off the 6-foot-7, 225-pound Flow.

During the third incident, she reported locking herself in the bathroom of a residence.

Flow was interviewed Sept. 30. He is reported to have denied the girl’s allegations and then asked for an attorney, which brought the interview to an end.

Flow, who is free on $20,000 bond, was ordered to reappear in circuit court April 5.

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