Helena-West Helena Police arrest man for raping 15-year-old

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HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — A man is behind bars in Helena-West Helena, accused of raping a 15-year-old girl and getting her pregnant.

Police starting investigating the case in April while serving a search warrant at a home, where they found the victim pregnant with her third child.

There was already an open investigation involving the victim from a previous rape allegation, police said.

Police said they used DNA to determine the father of the victim’s infant was 44-year-old William Maylone Watson, who was a suspect.

The victim’s mother knew Watson had visited the victim and her infant, police said.

Police arrested Watson Sunday. Rape of a minor charges are pending, police said.

Rape of a minor charges are pending

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