By Ray King

A police investigation into an alleged rape in June resulted in the arrest of a Pine Bluff man Monday.

When he was questioned by police, Frazier Foots, 30, maintained that the sex between him and the female adult victim was consensual.

During a court hearing Tuesday, Deputy Prosecutor Caleb Conrad said on June 27, an officer was sent to Jefferson Regional Hospital to pick up a rape examination kit and take it to the police evidence room but the officer could not locate an incident report of the alleged incident. That report was found two days later.

Detective Natalie McCool reported that she interviewed the victim who said she and Foots had been driving around and he took her to a place she was not familiar with, which was the top of the levee at North Colorado and Pullen Streets. She said Foots pulled down her leggings and she told him to stop. She said Foots told her if she wanted him to stop, she just needed to say so but when she did, he continued anyway.

The alleged victim said she was able to get out of the car but did not know where she was, so she got back in the car with Foots who drove her home.

When Foots was interviewed, he said he and the victim were intoxicated and they had consensual sex. He also said he was the one trying to stop the act but “he didn’t put up much of a fight.”
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $2,500 bond for Foots, who prosecutors said had no prior convictions or pending charges, after ruling probable cause existed to charge Foots with rape.

Foots said he would hire his own attorney and was ordered to have no contact with the victim until the case is settled.