Janitor escorted off campus for kidnapping

Janitor escorted off campus for kidnapping

Jason Qualls was arrested in the Science Engineering Building on campus Tuesday (July 7).

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark — According to the Lowell Police Department, a University of Arkansas janitor has been arrested on Kidnapping and Sexual Assault charges.

The U of A police log states Jason Qualls was arrested in the Science Engineering Building on campus Tuesday (July 7).

According to a probable cause affidavit, Qualls is accused of sexually assaulting a minor relative about four years ago. 

The victim, who is still a minor, recently wrote a letter detailing what had happened between them and Qualls. Those details will not be released to protect the privacy of the victim. 

The victim told police that Qualls was “very aggressive” and that they are still very scared of him.

Qualls told police the victim was the only child he had ever sexually assaulted, according to the affidavit. 

Qualls is currently at the Benton County Jail on a $40,000 bond. He faces charges of Second Degree Sexual Assault and Kidnapping. 

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