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Saturday, October 03, 2009

TOP STORY >> Cabot businessman is charged with sexual assault of a minor

A Cabot businessman who was also voted the 2008 man of the year for the Lonoke County Republican Committee has been arrested on a rape charge and is scheduled to appear in circuit court Oct. 30 for plea and arraignment.

Roger Lemaster, husband of former Cabot Alderman Becky Lemaster, was arrested Sept. 21 and released from the county jail on Sept. 22 on a $50,000 bond.

Court records show he filed for divorce that same day on the grounds of general indignities.

The couple operates RC Auto Detailing at 123 N. Second St., near city hall.

Lemaster 54, is the father of Kenneth Lemaster, 31, who was found guilty in October 2007 of two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault in the second degree and is serving a 23-year sentence in the Varner Unit of the Department of Correction.

Police say Becky Lemaster filed a complaint against her husband Sept. 3.

The case was investigated for 18 days by Det. Keri Jackson before the prosecutor issued a warrant for his arrest.

Police will not release details about the case because the alleged victim is a minor.

The victims of Kenneth Lemaster also were minors. He was charged in 2006 following an investigation that started when a 5 year old began exhibiting behavior consistent with sexual molestation.

Adult victims who testified during Kenneth Lemasterís trial said he had abused children of both sexes for 18 years.