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Arkadelphia Siftings Herald - Arkadelphia, AR
  • Man accused of sexual assault makes court appearance

  • An Arkadelphia man charged with six counts of sexual assault on a 17-year-old girl was among those in Clark County Circuit Court Monday.

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  • An Arkadelphia man charged with six counts of sexual assault on a 17-year-old girl was among those in Clark County Circuit Court Monday.
    Paul Adolph Dreamer, 40, 416 Fite Road, was charged in July after police were alerted to the situation by the victim’s parents.
    According to details in court records, police interviewed the victim in April who admitted that she was involved in a “sexual relationship with her youth team leader,” a man she identified as Dreamer. The victim reportedly told police that Dreamer had “befriended her” some two weeks prior to the beginning of the physical relationship.
    “(The victim) stated both she and Dreamer would text message each other in a flirtatious manner,” according to the report.
    The victim reportedly told police that she had willingly met Dreamer alone. According to the report, the victim asked him to stop prior to the sexual act, but that Dreamer did not comply.
    According to the court records, the victim said “Dreamer would often hurt her,” and that she’d sustained injuries, including bruising. As the relationship escalated, Dreamer allegedly made threats that frightened the girl. According to the report, Dreamer had tried to keep the victim quiet about the relationship. He reportedly “made verbal threats” against several people, including the victim’s parents.
    “(The victim) stated she feared Dreamer,” the report states.
    Also in April, police interviewed a friend of the victim who said the victim had confided in her. The friend reportedly told police that the victim was afraid and didn’t know what to do, prompting the friend’s decision to contact the victim’s parents directly.
    Later that same day, police interviewed Dreamer who reportedly agreed to answer questions.
    “Dreamer stated he is involved in a sexual relationship with (the victim),” the report states.
    Dreamer apparently acknowledged that he’d met the victim while he was teaching a church-based youth class but denied that he’d threatened her.
    Dreamer is being represented by Hot Springs attorney Andi Davis.
    Each count of sexual assault is a Class B felony and carries a potential sentence of five to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $15,000. Dreamer's next court appearance is set for Nov. 29.
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