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Conway man confesses to sexually assaulting 2 girls
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CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- After several days of investigating allegations of sexual abuse of a six-year-old girl, Conway police arrested 59-year-old Richard Whitehead.

Whitehead faces two felony counts of sexual assault in the second degree. He confessed to detectives that he inappropriately touched the six-year-old girl and another 10-year-old girl.

The six-year-old's father reported the incident to police after he got a call from another parent. The parent claimed Whitehead inappropriately touched her daughter and she believed his daughter had been victimized as well.

Whitehead admitted he touched both girls and that he spent five years in jail in the 1980s for a sexual offense.

He is in the Faulkner County Jail as of Thursday night.

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