‘Juvenile advocate’ arrested on 3 counts of rape


A 21-year-old man who was working as an advocate for at-risk juveniles was arrested late Monday on three counts of rape involving one of his clients.

Chilton Oryan Blunt, 21, is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a juvenile who was assigned to him as part of his employment with the Youth Advocate Program, according to a press release from Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Major Lafayette Woods Jr.

The victim’s name is being withheld because he is a juvenile. According to sworn statements taken by investigators from the victim, he and Blunt on at least three separate occasions engaged in sexual activity, which is classified as rape under Arkansas law because of the victim’s age, Woods said. Rape is a Class Y felony.

Blunt waived his right to remain silent and admitted his guilt to investigators, Woods said. He was booked into the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center, where he is awaiting his first appearance hearing in Jefferson County District Court. His bail has not yet been set.

The investigation was conducted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division.