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Former Sharp County OEM Director sentenced to 20 years for sex crimes

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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Pete Reilly
Pete Reilly, former Sharp County Office of Emergency Management Director, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Harold Erwin Oct. 5 on four felony counts of second degree sexual assault.

Reilly was originally charged with four counts of rape and sexual indecency with a child in 2009.

According to the original affidavit for probable cause for arrest, on March 11, 2009 Arkansas Police Crimes Against Children Division (CACD) received a report of child abuse.

During the investigation, a 13-year-old female victim reported Reilly had sexually assaulted her twice while she was visiting his home when she was 10 or 11-years-old.

The victim told authorities she had lived in the home as an infant and visited on multiple occasions. The incident occurred during an overnight stay when she had a nightmare and Reilly told her to sleep in his bed where the sexual incidents occurred on two separate occasions during overnight stays.

The victim told authorities Reilly spoke to her during a trip she took with the Reilly family. She stated Reilly asked her if she had ever told anyone about the incident and when she told him she hadn't, he said, he was glad since he would be in a "heap of trouble" if anyone found out.

The second victim lived in the Reilly home at the time of the 2009 interview with the CACD. She was 14 at the time of the interview and told authorities she was touched by Reilly when she was 13 and that he had discussed and demonstrated a sexual act to the young girl.

The third female victim was also interviewed on the same day by CACD. The girl reported when she was 9-years-old, she was sexually assaulted by Reilly and was close friends with one of the Reilly family members. She said she later confronted Reilly about the incident and he would not discuss it with her.

The final victim was interviewed March 26, 2009, by CACD investigator Stan Rogers. She told authorities she began being sexually assaulted by Reilly when she was 11-years-old with all incidents, like the other victims, occurring at the Reilly home in his bed. She said the incidents occurred on at least five different occasions.

Reilly pled guilty and was taken into custody by the Sharp County Sheriff's Department and is currently awaiting a cell at the Arkansas Department of Correction where he will serve 20 years. He was also required to pay a $5,000 fine and other costs. Stewart Lambert represented Reilly on the charges.


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sounds like a typical southern authority position. i'm in charge so i can do what i want.

or he was a big fan of Mikie Jackson.

-- Posted by sentinel on Sun, Oct 31, 2010, at 8:41 AM


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