2016 Arrest Follow-Up
On 2/2/16, the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office informed the public of an arrest of Philip Frederic of Jacksonville, Arkansas on the charge of Conspiracy to Commit Rape. See original story below. Frederic's case was heard by a Faulkner County Circuit Court Judge and jury during a jury trial on 5/17/17. Frederic was found guilty by a jury of his peers and sentenced to 30 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
On the afternoon of 2.15.16, FCSO Investigators arrested 55 year old Philip Frederic of Jacksonville, AR. On 2.14.16, an undercover investigator made online contact with Frederic who was seeking an underage female. The investigator made arrangements for Frederic to meet the undercover profile in Mayflower on 2.15.16 with the purpose to engage in sexual activity with an underage female.
Frederic was arrested without incident on the charge of Conspiracy to Commit Rape, where he was later booked in at FCSO Unit 2, where he is being held on a $75,000 bond, with a court date of 2.29.16.
“As Sheriff of Faulkner County, I am committed in tracking down predators that are willing to victimize the citizens of Faulkner County, young and old. These type of cyber crimes are done by perpetrators who remain in the shadows. They have no face until caught. These predators are someone’s neighbor, family member or relatives and these crimes may never be discovered or brought to light if we didn’t work towards discovering these predators. Crimes such as conspiracy to commit rape are intolerable to me, and I will not rest while our team continues to fight for the citizens of this fine county. Through the committed excellence of this administration and our Criminal Investigation Division, Faulkner County is safer home for our children and their families.” - Sheriff Tim Ryals