Fort Smith Officer Resigns, Arrested On Sex Charge

Fort Smith Officer Resigns, Arrested On Sex Charge

Fort Smith police say an officer resigned shortly before being arrested on five felony counts of sexual assault.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Fort Smith police say an officer resigned shortly before being arrested on five felony counts of sexual assault.

Police arrested 31-year-old Billy Rowe on Tuesday.

Police Chief Kevin Lindsey says Rowe is suspected of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old - including once while on duty. Rowe had been on paid leave since Sept. 11 when officers began investigation the allegations against him.

Rowe was booked into the Sebastian County jail on $25,000 bond and is due in court Wednesday morning.

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