Pulaski County Man Charged With Child Molestation, Rape and Sodomy

A 42-year-old man from Pulaski County has been charged with rape, sodomy, and child molestation.

Authorities say Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Deputies received an email on January 5, from a Children’s Division investigator.
The investigator said they were going to conduct a forensic interview with a juvenile sexual assault victim.

The 15-year-old victim told the investigator that she had been sexually assaulted by 42 year-old, Michael Holmes of Devils Elbow, in the woods outside of the Road Ranger Truck Stop off Interstate 44, on December 17, of 2023.

She said before he assaulted her, Holmes asked her to go to the woods to smoke marijuana with him and she told him she was 15.
While reviewing video footage from December 17, from the truck stop, detectives said they were able to identify Holmes and the victim.

Holmes was booked into the Pulaski County Jail and is being held on a $250,000 bond.
A preliminary hearing was set for February 26.