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William Edward Stacy

A man from Galena was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Arkansas after pleading guilty to raping a 13 year-old girl there.

Authorities say the relationship between the teen and William Edward Stacy, 39, came to light after the girl's father felt Stacy, who was a family friend, was spending too much time with the teen and read her journal. The girl admitted to a relationship with Stacy after her father confronted her.

Court records say Stacy allegedly attempted suicide the day the relationship was uncovered. A relative of Stacy's told authorities, "He would rather kill himself than to go to jail for something he did not do," the warrant states.


Unknown said...

I know this investigation well as it involves persons I know. Unfortunately these facts are wrong. There was no relationship that was consensual. Just wanted to add this so the facts are updated and truthful.