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.