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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Hot Springs Man Sentenced To Over 33 Years In Federal Prison For Kidnapping And Aggravated Sexual Abuse By Force

Hot Springs, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Lynn Terrance Breckenridge II, age 28, of Hot Springs, Arkansas was sentenced today to 405 months in federal prison followed by a term of supervised release for the remainder of his life on one count each of Kidnapping and Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force. The Honorable Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Hot Springs.

According to court records, Breckenridge spoke to a Hot Springs woman who was walking her dog in the early morning hours of October 5, 2014, and offered her a ride under the guise that he and the woman had a mutual acquaintance and that Breckenridge would drive the woman and her dog back to the place where she was living. The woman accepted the ride and she and her dog got inside Breckenridge’s car.

Instead of taking the woman where Breckenridge had promised, he confined the woman inside his car and drove her and her dog throughout Hot Springs, preventing her and her dog from getting out of the car.  Eventually, Breckenridge drove the woman and her dog to West Mountain, which is part of Hot Springs National Park and under exclusive federal jurisdiction.  There, Breckenridge threw the woman’s dog out of the car, sexually assaulted the woman, threatened to kill her and continued to hold her against her will. 

Sometime after the woman had been restrained inside the car and sexually assaulted, she was able to escape from Breckenridge’s vehicle.  She ran and hid from Breckenridge until she saw a passing taxi.  The woman flagged down the taxi and was later taken to the Hot Springs National Park Medical Center for treatment and evidence collection. Subsequent forensic examination of evidence obtained from the woman at the Hot Springs National Park Medical Center revealed bodily fluids that matched Breckenridge’s DNA.

Breckenridge was indicted in July 2015 on federal charges and plead guilty in February 2017.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the 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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Updated July 26, 2018