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Former Philander employee charged with sexual assault

Posted By on Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 1:45 PM

The Little Rock police have released details on a sexual assault complaint filed in 2010 against a then-Philander Smith College employee by a 16-year-old student. He allegedly asked her to strip for his fraternity, then assaulted her in his office. An arrest was made Wednesday. The report:

SEXUAL ASSAULT 2ND DEGREE
PRODUCING, DIRECTING OR PROMOTING SEXUAL
PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD
SUSPECT — GEORGE W.R. GRAY, B/M, 12-04-1969, 5 ROSWELL COURT
INCIDENT DATE/TIME — 12-08-2010
INCIDENT LOCATION — 800 W. DAISY BATES DRIVE
ARREST DATE/TIME — 10-05-2011, 1245 HOURS
ARREST LOCATION — 5 ROSWELL COURT

On December 08, 2010, Officer Chambers took a report of a sexual assault, which allegedly occurred on the campus of Philander Smith College, involving the Director of Recruiting, Mr. George Gray and a sixteen-year-old female student. Detectives were assigned to investigate the allegations and during an interview she advised Detectives that she was asked by another student to go to Mr. Gray’s office, located on Philander Smith’s campus. While in Mr. Gray’s office she was approached by Mr. Gray and asked to dance or strip at a party for his fraternity. She advised Mr. Gray that she could not do that, at which time Mr. Gray told her in an aggressive tone to pull her pants down.

She advised that as she started to leave the office, Mr. Gray grabbed her and bent her over a desk and sexually assaulted her. Detectives interviewed multiple people regarding this incident, and after presenting evidence to the Prosecuting Attorney’s office, warrants were obtained for Mr. Gray. Officers made contact with Gray at his residence, located at #5 Roswell Court. Gray was taken into custody and transported to the Detective Division. Gray was charged with one count Sexual Assault 2nd Degree and Producing, Directing and Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child. Gray was transported to the Pulaski County Jail.

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