Rape charge filed in Fulton County

Photo: Houston L. Hamilton

An arrest warrant has been issued in Fulton County for 61-year-old Houston L. Hamilton of Poinsett County on a Class Y felony count of rape.

Online court information indicates Hamilton was charged in Poinsett County in November with rape, along with felonies of simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms; introduction of controlled substances into the body of another, narcotic, Schedule I or II; possession of a controlled substance, Schedule VI, with purpose to deliver; and sexual indecency with a child. No other details about the charges in Poinsett County are available. Three of the Poinsett County charges are also Class Y felonies. Class Y felonies are the most serious classification of crime in Arkansas not punishable by death.

According to the probable cause affidavit in the Fulton County case, a 13-year-old female told a 10-year-old cousin in mid-November Hamilton had been sexually assaulting her.

Relatives of the teen called the Trumann Police Department to investigate the allegations. In turn, the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division was contacted and took custody of the teen.

The victim reportedly said there had been multiple rapes in two locations, including in Gepp near Elizabeth.

She told the investigator in mid-November Hamilton asked her father if he could take the teen hunting, and he agreed. She alleges she was raped during the hunting trip.

Hamilton was arrested by officers with the Trumann Police Department.

His bond in Fulton County is set at $250,000.

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