A former Crossett teacher and coach pleaded guilty to attempted sexual indecency with a child last week.
A guilty plea statement, signed by Ryne Rainey, said that he pleaded guilty to attempted sexual indecency with a child, a misdemeanor with a maximum punishment of up to 12 months prison time and a fine of up to $2,500.
Rainey was arrested in May after a two-month investigation which, according to the Crossett police, included video evidence.
A statement from Crossett Police Investigator Matt Brooks that was released at the time of the arrest said Rainey was brought in for questioning on May 14 after Arkansas Crimes Against Children notified the CPD that there was alleged inappropriate activity between Rainey and a 17 year old female student. Rainey was arrested after the interview.
On June 2, Rainey was officially charged with sexual assault in the second degree.
On July 27, Rainey went before Circuit Judge Bynum Gibson for a pre-trial hearing and an order was entered giving Rainey until Sept. 28 to accept the plea offer issued by the state.
On Sept. 28 Rainey accepted the plea offer and last week Rainey went before Judge Bynum Gibson to enter his plea.
Deputy Prosecutor Frank Spain filed a sentencing recommendation stating that he recommended that Rainey’s sentence be 12 months of unsupervised probation and a fine of $2,500.
Gibson entered an order on Oct. 26 sentencing Rainey to 12 months of unsupervised probation and ordered him to pay the recommended $2,500 fine.
He was also ordered to pay $150 in court costs, a $40 booking fee, a $250 DNA fee and a $250 sex registration fee.