Officials with the Conway Police Department have arrested a North Little Rock man for allegedly raping a 16-year-old Conway girl.
Travis Long, 30, was arrested on Thursday and is currently in custody awaiting his first court appearance on Friday to determine a bail amount.
Long was picked up after the victim arrived at Conway Regional Medical Center and advised emergency personnel that she had been raped.
According to La Tresha Woodruff, public information officer with the CPD, the victim told investigators that Long used to date her sister and was helping her family move when the incident occurred.
"The victim told investigators that Long had been helping her mother and older sister move into their new residence and afterward had stayed and had some drinks with her mother and her sister," Woodruff said. "The victim said that everyone had gone to bed and left Long in the living room of the residence, which is when he entered her room."
The victim told investigators that Long entered her room several times to ask for cigarettes and tell her "he was bored" but each time she told him to leave and she went back to sleep. After being woken up several times and falling back to sleep, the victim said she woke up and Long was on top of her, holding his arms and hands around her face so she couldn’t scream for help as she lay on her stomach. The victim told investigators that after she woke up, Long raped her.
"The victim told investigators that after Long raped her, he left her room but came back one last time to apologize for what he had done and told her that he hadn’t meant to do it," Woodruff said. "Long then left the residence and the victim told her mother and sister about the rape. Her sister drove her to the hospital to be examined."
Evidence was collected at the hospital and a warrant was issued for Long’s arrest. He was placed into custody a short time later and remains in custody at this time.
(Candie Beck is a staff writer and can be reached at 505-1238 or at firstname.lastname@example.org)