A 41-year-old Conway man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection to a sexual assault case filed against him.
Online records show Trent Lamond Hunter Sr. was booked into the county jail at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday on one count of second-degree sexual assault, a Class B felony.
Charges against Hunter were formally filed in Faulkner County Circuit Court in late May following a months-long investigation by the Conway Police Department.
Representatives with the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children division contacted local authorities on Dec. 14 after receiving a report of an incident that allegedly occurred on Dec. 5, 2017, at a Clifton Street residence. According to a probable cause affidavit, Hunter is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl when she was 15 years old.
Hunter, who was a close friend of the victim's mother and was living with the victim's family at the time of the alleged incident, was reportedly naked when he jumped out in front of the victim in the hallway at the Clifton Street apartment and began shaking his genitalia at the 16-year-old on the day in question.
The victim also told authorities that Hunter woke her up by touching her butt later that night.
"She was woken up a second time and when she opened her eyes, Mr. Hunter had his penis in her face and touched her nose with it," according to the girl's statement.
The girl's mother said Hunter admitted the accusations were true when she confronted him about the incident.
"He told her he did it because they weren't having sex and it gave him a 'thrill,'" the girl's mother said in her statement as she described confronting Hunter, noting she immediately kicked Hunter out of the apartment.
Hunter admitted to exposing himself in an interview with authorities on Dec. 22 but justified his actions as "playing around" with the victim, according to court documents. According to a probable cause affidavit, Hunter admitted to pulling his pants down and dancing in front of the victim, noting "it was a spontaneous act and he regrets his decision to do it." He reportedly said he was not sure if he ever touched the girl with his genitalia.
"I asked Trent if he had intentions of 'getting a thrill' before he exposed himself, but after doing it he regretted his decision ... [and] Trent agreed with me," one of the investigating officers wrote in her report. "I then asked Trent again if his penis touched [the victim] at all. He advised he did not remember it touching her, but said it was possible."
Felony charges were filed against Hunter on May 22 and he was ultimately arrested Wednesday afternoon. As of press time Thursday, a bond amount and court date had not yet been set.