A 60-year-old Arkansas constable who is accused of sexually molesting a 15-year-old girl since she was five years old is facing a maximum one-year jail sentence and a fine of up to $1,000.

Just to give you a comparison, my resisting arrest without violence conviction was punishable by up to a year in jail.

Milton R. Hendrix of Mountainburg is accused of inappropriately touching the girl’s breasts and genitals whenever they were together since she was five years old. He was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault.

It is not clear what the relationship is between them.

It also appears that the only evidence against him so far are the girl’s allegations.

Although a constable in Arkansas is an elected position, they are considered peace officers with full police powers.