Magnolia Man Accused of Rape makes 1st appearance

He's charged of the rape of two girls under the age of 10 in Magnolia.
MAGNOLIA, AR. - A magnolia man made his first appearance in front of a Columbia County Judge yesterday on charges of rape and sexual indecency of a minor.  

On September 13th, Edwin Ivan Eldridge, 45 of Magnolia was arrested and charged with the rape of a child, two girls under the age of 10.  According to Magnolia Police, the victims told a family member that Eldridge was abusing her.  On September 9th, police received the complaint and started an investigation.

A police report stated that Eldridge is a family friend of the victims' mother.  The children are now in the care of other family members and have been removed from their mother's home.

 Eldridge has been held on $200,000 bond in the Columbia County Detention Center while an investigation continues.  
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