Elementary school employee arrested on child rape charge

A man employed by an Arkansas elementary school has been accused of raping a child, according to officials.

The Poinsett County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Shan Rich, 41, of Harrisburg, was arrested on suspicion of rape on Sept. 1.

Rich is facing charges of rape of a child under the age of 14, according to the Sheriff's Office. WHBQ confirmed that Rich works at Harrisburg Elementary School.

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Rich, who is from Poinsett County, is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office, Harrisburg police and the Arkansas State Police “Crimes Against Children” division.

The circumstances surrounding the case have not been made public.

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