Mark Baty


A 30-year-old Drew County man was arrested Sunday after an 8-year-old girl told her mother he sexually assaulted her at his home.

Mark Baty, of Winchester, is facing rape and sexual assault charges, according to Tim Nichols, a criminal investigator with the Drew County Sheriff’s Office.

Nichols said the girl’s mother took her to Delta Regional Medical Center Saturday night after the girl told her she had been assaulted. The girl was then interviewed by the Drew County Sheriff’s Office and the Crimes Against Children Division of the Arkansas State Police.

Investigators also collected evidence from Baty’s residence and the hospital examination, Nichols said.

Baty is being held in the Drew County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond