Jury trial underway for Siloam Springs man accused of raping 69-year-old woman

Posted: July 11, 2018 at 1:09 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/TRACY M. NEAL Charles Rickman, 31, is taken from Benton County court Tuesday after the first day of his jury trial ends in Bentonville. Rickman is accused of kidnapping and raping a 69-year-old woman.

Attorneys for a Siloam Springs man haven't contested evidence he kidnapped, beat and raped a 69-year-old woman whose injuries were so severe parts of her arms and legs had to be amputated.

Possible sentences

Charles Alan Rickman, 31, of Siloam Springs could receive four sentences ranging from 10 to 40 years or life in prison if he’s convicted of aggravated residential burglary, kidnapping and two counts of rape. He will be sentenced to five to 20 years if convicted of battery.

Source: Staff report

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