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story.lead_photo.caption Christopher Eugene Ennis

BENTONVILLE -- A Rogers man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a child and to drug charges.

Christopher Ennis, 41, pleaded guilty today to sexual assault in the first degree, possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ennis was arrested March 24 after police investigated him concerning sexually abuse of an 11-year-old girl, according to court documents. The girl was interviewed at the Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County where she said Ennis began sexually abusing her when she was 4 years old, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Benton County Circuit Judge Robin Green sentenced Ennis to 40 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction. He will have to abide by a suspended sentence agreement for 10 years after his release.

He will be required to register as a sex offender and He pay $1,945 in court associated costs.

NW News on 09/18/2018

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