BENTONVILLE -- A Centerton firefighter pleaded not guilty today to charges related to sex crimes involving a 15-year-old girl.
Jordan Thompson, 34, is charged with rape; distributing, possession or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child; and engaging children in sexually explicit conduct for use in visual or print medium.
He entered the plea at his arraignment before Benton County Circuit Judge Robin Green.
Thompson, who is free on $75,000 bond, was arrested Nov. 5. He has been ordered not to have any contact with the girl.
Thompson is a battalion chief with the Centerton Fire Department. Brian Rabal, Centerton's city attorney, previously said Thompson was placed on administrative leave.
An omnibus hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. March 4.
NW News on 01/08/2019
Print Headline: Firefighter pleads not guilty to sex crimes