Forrest City teen facing rape charges

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FORREST CITY, Ark. -- A Forrest City teen is facing serious charges after he allegedly raped a student.

Timothy Jones, 17, was arrested last Thursday at Forrest City High School.

According to the police report, the 14-year-old girl started to feel sick during lunch on March 2. While in the restroom she told another student that she wasn't feeling well and wanted to go home. That student escorted her out of the building and into a vehicle. That's when the teen told authorities she blacked out.

When she woke up, she discovered she was at home and was bleeding.

Authorities were told the teen tried to make her way to a neighbor's house for help, but blacked out again in the yard.

The neighbor rushed the young girl to the Forrest City Medical Center for treatment.

How Jones was linked to the crime was not listed in the initial police report, but authorities said detectives interviewed the victim and Jones. The teen didn't deny having sex with the girl, but claimed it to be consensual.

The victim told officers she told him no and it was forceful.

Records showed this wasn't Jones' first run in with law enforcement.

In 2016, he was arrested in connection to a different rape case. He was charged as a juvenile and given probation.

That same year, he was also arrested for third-degree battery and disorderly conduct.

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