Greenwood Man Charged with Rape


Carl Gott (photo courtesy of the Sebastian County Detention Center)

Carl Wayne Gott, 30, of Greenwood was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center on April 20, 2021, at 11:45 p.m. Gott was charged with the rape of a child, less than 14 years of age.

According to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office, the mother filed the report of a possible sexual offense against her eight-year-old daughter in November of 2020. The child reportedly told her mother that she had been sexually abused by a family friend two separate times over the past several years.

The alleged assault is reported to have occurred in the Booneville Lake area and at Gott’s parents home in the City of Greenwood.

Gott is currently being held at the Sebastian County Detention Center on $150,000 cash bond. A conviction following a Class Y felony offense can result in a prison term of 10 to 40 years or life.

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