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Two Fulton County men arrested on sex charges

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lester Lee Hendricks
One Fulton County man faces charges of raping a young woman, while another was arrested after allegedly using the internet to try to arrange to have sex with two children and their mother.

James Kyle Wright, 26, was formally charged with three counts of rape on Sept. 4.

In an affidavit filed by Arkansas State Police Special Agent Becky Vacco, Vacco describes interviewing a 12 year old female on Dec. 19, 2011. The girl stated that Wright, repeatedly sexually abused her between the summer of 2011 and Dec. 19 of 2011, the day police were contacted.

On Dec. 19, the victim reported being raped by Wright in her bedroom, and being told to shower and get ready for school.

The victim's mother later signed a Consent to Search, allowing investigators to seize the girl's bed linens and clothing on the bed. The girl was then taken to a hosptial where a sexual assault exam was conducted and a rape kit was collected.

In an interview on Dec. 19, 2011, Wright denied any sexual contact with the girl, and agreed to allow DNA to be collected from him through oral swabs.

All evidence was submitted to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for analysis. The results now available indicate semen was found on the girl's underwear, clothing and a sheet from her bed. DNA collected from the clothing and sheet matches the profile obtained from Wright.

According to Special Agent Vacco's report, "Neither Kyle Wright, nor any of his paternally related male relatives can be excluded as the contributor of this DNA."

Wright is being held in the Fulton County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

In the other case, Lester Lee Hendrix, 61, of Viola was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 6, after an investigation by the Faulkner County Police Department.

Faulkner County investigators say that an operation targeting online solicitation of underage children for sex and child pornography made contact with a person believed to be Hendrix about two-and-a-half weeks ago. The man made an online request to have sex with a mother, her daughter and son.

After continued contact, the man asked to meet with the woman. She was really an undercover investigator, posing as a mother of a 10-year old daughter and an eight-year-old son, who was willing to allow the man to have sex with her and both of her children.

Hendrix arrived at the public place the man suggested and, after a 30-minute conversation, Hendrix was arrested.

The day of the arrest, members of the Fulton County Sheriff's Department watched as Hendix left his home at 6:00 a.m., and notified Faulkner County investigators that Hendrix had left Fulton County, apparently on his way to the meeting with the undercover officer.

The Fulton County Sheriff's Department later assisted the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office in serving a search warrant at the Hendrix residence, located on Highway 62-412 between Salem and Viola. A computer was seized in the search.

Hendrix was booked into the Faulkner County Jail in Conway on Sept. 6, and released after posting bond on Sept. 7.

According to Sheriff Buck Foley, more charges associated with the investigation may be filed in Fulton County.

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