Terry Hobbs admitted to 1982 sexual assault

by Mara Leveritt on October 30, 2007

Terry Hobbs, the stepfather of one of the three childrren murdered in West Memphis in 1993 and whose DNA was recently found inside one of the knots used in the killing, was arrested 11 years before those murders in Hot Springs.
He was charged with entering the home of a neighbor and touching her breasts while she was in the shower.
According to a report by Hot Springs police, Hobbs assaulted Mildred French, in her home on Dec. 8, 1982. Hobbs was 24 and married to his first wife at the time. French was 54.
French reported the attack to police the next day.
According to the police report, Hobbs admitted that he had entered French’s house and put his arms around her as she came out of the shower.
Hobbs was charged with assault and criminal trespass. The case against him was dismissed when he agreed to undergo counseling.

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