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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Arkansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hot Springs Man Enters Guilty Plea to Kidnapping and Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force

            Hot Springs, Arkansas – Kenneth Elser, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that on February 27, 2017, Lynn Terrance Breckenridge, II, age 26, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, pleaded guilty to one count of Kidnapping in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1201(a)(2) and one count of Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force, in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. § 2241(a). According to the plea agreement, in the early morning hours of October 5, 2014, Breckenridge picked up the victim on Park Avenue in Hot Springs, claiming to offer a ride to the victim’s residence. Breckenridge then refused to take the victim to her residence and continued to drive around Hot Springs and the Hot Springs National Park, which is under exclusive federal jurisdiction. While driving in the Hot Springs National Park, Breckenridge used a handgun to force the victim to perform a sexual act. Breckenridge eventually released the victim, and she reported the assault to the Hot Springs Police Department. The change of plea was accepted by the Honorable Susan O. Hickey, in the United States District Court in Hot Springs.

            The offenses to which Breckenridge pled guilty carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. Sentencing will occur at a later date.

            This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Hot Springs Police Department and the National Park Service. Assistant United States Attorneys Kyra Jenner and Candace Taylor prosecuted the case for the United States.

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Related court documents may be found on the Public Access to Electronic Records website @ www.pacer.gov

 

 

 

Topic: 
Violent Crime
Updated March 1, 2017