FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2011
Anna Man Charged with Aggravated Child Pornography
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Rondale Lee Chapman (DOB 09-19-1965) of 507 William Street in Anna, and formerly of 1722 Friendship School Road in rural Anna, has been charged with one (1) count of Aggravated Child Pornography, a Class X Felony and one (1) count of Child Pornography, a Class 1 Felony. Chapman is alleged to have filmed a minor under the age of 13 engaged in an act of sexual conduct. The alleged incident took place between 2006 and 2008 at Chapman’s residence on Friendship School Road.
Chapman was arrested on the evening of January 4, 2011 by Union County Sheriff’s Deputies. An investigation by the Union County Sheriff’s Office and Jonesboro Police Department is ongoing and Chapman is currently being held at the Tri-County Jail in Ullin on $500,000 bond. He is set for a First Appearance on Thursday January 6 at 9:00 a.m. at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.
Any person with information that may aid in this investigation is asked to call the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 618–833-5500.
The Union County State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the public that charges are not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Media: Please contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833‑5500 for any available booking photographs.