FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville man was arrested on Thursday (May 7) after being accused of raping a 16-year-old girl multiple times over an eight-year period, police say.
Ryan Kirkland, 35, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Thursday at 10:04 p.m. and faces six counts of rape and criminal solicitation, according to jail records.
On Wednesday (May 6), police were called to the 1000 block of East Lakefront Drive. The caller told police that a teenage girl ran up out of breath, afraid and asking for help, authorities said.
The victim told police Kirkland had been raped her multiple times over a period of eight years, according to an arrest report. He also touched her inappropriately, authorities said.
She said the most recent rape incident was on April 9 when Kirkland forced her onto a bed, stripped her, pinned her down and raped her, according to police.
Kirkland’s bond has been set at $25,000, and his first hearing is scheduled for May 11 at 7:45 a.m., jail records state.