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Sherwood woman pleads innocent to rape charges

Andrea Clevenger
Andrea Clevenger

Andrea Clevenger of Sherwood appeared Monday in the Pulaski County Circuit Court to enter a plea of innocent to charges of rape and engaging a child in sexually explicit conduct.

On Nov. 27, 2013, the Sherwood Police Department Criminal Investigation Division received a referral from the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline containing allegations of a sexual assault perpetrated by Clevenger, a 34-year old resident of Sherwood, upon a male juvenile under 14 years of age.

Subsequent to that investigation, detectives sought warrants for Clevenger through the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of Pulaski County, charging her with one count of rape, a “Y” felony, and one count of engaging children in sexually explicit conduct for use in a visual or print medium, a “B” felony.

The prosecutor’s office approved the affidavits and the Sherwood District Court issued those warrants on January 13, 2014. On Jan. 14, 2014, Clevenger surrendered to the Court, represented by her attorney, and she was released on bond, with GPS monitoring.

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