Sexual Assault Charges

Lawrence Moyer

A Conway man has been charged with five counts of rape after allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with a close family member.

Formal charges were filed Wednesday in Faulkner County Circuit Court against 50-year-old Lawrence R. Moyer following an investigation by the sheriff’s office.

Log Cabin Democrat reports the felony probable cause affidavit states that the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office was told last week that a teen had been raped by a close family member through the years since she was 14 years old. The victim told authorities that Moyer began drugging her and sexually abusing her in January of 2014.

The victim stated another family member has “text messages from Moyer admitting he had sex with her and used drugs to facilitate these events.”

A district judge ordered Moyer to stay in jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond. He is currently being held in the Faulkner County Detention Center.

He is scheduled to appear in Faulkner County Circuit Court on August 12 for a plea and arraignment hearing regarding the allegations.

He faces 10-40 years or life in prison.

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