A Sharp County man accepted a negotiated plea of guilty for 13 counts of sexual assault in the second degree, a class B felony Feb. 5 before Judge Rob Ratton in Sharp County Circuit Court.

According to the sentencing order, 60-year-old Jack Vlynn Huffmaster was sentenced to 180 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and received a 60 month suspended sentence.

Huffmaster initially faced seven counts of rape and six counts of sexual assault in the second degree.

He was arrested in November of 2022 after authorities were called to a local medical facility for one of his victims who was in crisis.

While at the facility, the victim shared details with authorities regarding multiple incidents and relayed a long history of abuse and provided tentative dates on which abuses had occurred.

In the initial affidavit, it was noted that “great lengths were undertaken to keep the victims discredited and stymie the efforts of law enforcement to uncover the truth of what had been taking place in the offenders home.”

In the sentencing order, Huffmaster answered for charges spanning from February of 2011 through 2021.
Below is an article written at the time of arrest.


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