An Arkansas man has been arrested after admitting to police that he had sexual contact with a woman when she was between ages 4 and 12.
The victim, who is an active member of the Air Force, reported to police that she was regularly raped when she was between 4 and 12 years old, the International Business Times reported.
Local police conducted a sting operation in which they asked the woman to contact the suspect on Facebook. He was identified as Ronnie Lynn Gipson, 45.
When the victim confronted Gipson, he reportedly told her to “get over it” and “it’s done,” police said, according to the Kansas City Star.
During an interview with police, Gipson allegedly confessed to sexually abusing the victim, saying he would use the code “do you want to play,” whenever he wanted to rape her. He said he would “get naked with the victim in the bed,” perform sex acts on her and force her to perform those same sex acts on him.
Gipson provided several disturbing details to police during questioning, including what specific sex acts he made the victim perform, the number of times he assaulted her and at what age. He told investigators he began sexual contact with her when she was just 3 or 4 years old.
The suspect told authorities he would orally and digitally penetrate the victim, and had intercourse with her twice when she was between ages 8 and 10.
Gipson was arrested and booked into jail, where he is being held on a $500,000 bond. District Court Judge Don Bourne did not hold back on the suspect.
“You’re ordered to have no contact with the victim, don’t call her, don’t write her, don’t communicate with her,” Bourne said in court.
Prosecutor Steven Higgins said Gipson’s actions should earn him anywhere between 25 years to life behind bars.
“The basis of that bond amount, judge, number one is the likelihood of conviction — you have an admission by the defendant and you also have a recorded conversation as elaborated by the investigator,” Higgins said during court. “In addition, judge, if you consider the likely sentence, with the victim being under 14 years old, that will carry a minimum of a 25-year sentence and then there is potentially life in prison on the table as well, your Honor.”
Gipson will appear in court again on Jan. 22 for a plea arraignment hearing.
Sources: International Business Times, Kansas City Star / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: River Valley Leader