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Seven sodomy charges filed

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

BENTON?(SMNS) - A Scott County man facing seven counts of statutory sodomy was arrested late Tuesday, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter.

Anthony Kraft, 37, of Commerce was apprehended by police in Charleston, about 5 p.m., Walter said.

Kraft was arrested in connection with sodomy offenses allegedly committed against a 12-year-old minor in December and January, according to the probable-cause statement written by Lt. Gregg Ourth.

The alleged offenses, which occurred over the course of several nights, were reported to police by a family member of the victim, Walter said. Kraft, who was on probation after pleading guilty to unrelated sodomy charges in November, had been living with his parents since his parole release two and a half months ago.

Bond is set at $150,000.