Dennis Derx, Department of Corrections, DOC, guilty plea, Henry Boyce, Jackson County AR, Jackson County Circuit Court, Newport AR, prosecuting attorney, rape of juvenile, raping 7-year-old, sentence, sharing bed, Swifton AR
Newport, Ark. — A 21-year-old Jonesboro man, Dennis Ray Derx, today pled guilty in Jackson County Circuit Court to the rape of a juvenile and was sentenced to 34 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections (DOC), according to Third District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce.
Derx was accused of raping a 7-year-old child in Swifton in 2014. He had been sharing a bed with the Swifton, Ark., child and upon investigation was charged with rape.
Derx will be transferred to DOC.