• Dennis McCaslin

Criminal Injustice: Fort Smith man who avoided 2017 conviction on sex crime faces rape charge



A Fort Smith man who was allowed to plea down from Sexual Assault charges in 2017 in an unadvised deal from the Crawford County :Prosecutor's office is now facing revocation of a six year suspected imposition of sentence after having a charge of Rape filed against him earlier in the week.


Dustin Foster, 38, reportedly faced a conviction for two counts Second Degree Sexual Abuse after the alleged violation of a female family member in 2016. He was allowed to enter a negotiated guilty plea for Aggravated Assault, a Class D Felony.


By doing so, Foster avoided having to register with the state of Arkansas as a sex offender.


According to information filed in Crawford County, a charge for Class Y Felony Rape was charged against Foster on March 13.


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His 2017 plea deal in the 2016 case allowed him to fly under the radar and results in the newest allegations becoming his "first" sex crime much to the chagrin of his latest victim.


Foster was released on a $150,000 bond posted on his behalf on March 13.


This remains a developing story.


As of close of business Friday, nothing had been posted to Arkansas Court Connect on the specifics of the Rape charge. However, the information for this story was gleaned from the following court document:



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