Cheer Coach Arrested for Raping 13-Ye...

Cheer Coach Arrested for Raping 13-Year-Old Girl

There are 70 comments on the ArkansasMatters story from Jan 7, 2013, titled Cheer Coach Arrested for Raping 13-Year-Old Girl. In it, ArkansasMatters reports that:

A well-known central Arkansas cheer and gymnastics coach was arrested in Heber Springs for raping a 13-year-old girl.

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run on sentence

Heber Springs, AR

#26 Jan 9, 2013
angry and frustrated wrote:
well i heard it happened during Christmas break so its all kinds of a messed up story,, the girl said it happened then said it didnt,, but your right the dates dont add up and if the girl is lying just for revenge or attention the girl needs to be punished cause even if he gets out innocent and the girl is found to be lying i think mr tinkle should counter sue her and get her for all kinds of charges and if i was her mother id be pretty pissed cause she just didnt ruin her own reputation but her mothers her fathers her family her friends,, her teachers,, everyone will never believe her again and if she was to really get raped later no ones gonna believe her this is a serious matter and she might as well be proud of her self cause no matter if she didnt lie mr tinkles rep for his self and his gym are gonna be ruined forever parents will wake up and be scared to put there children in any event after this,, and as for the parent that says shes glad she didnt enroll her child dont be afraid to now mr tinkle is not there as of now and the other coaches are wonderful.. they gym is a great place.. well my children would still be going there if they didnt close down while all this stuff wraps i or out..and my other opinion to all you nonfactual gossipers you should be ashamed of yourself s make this town look more hypocritical then it already is.. this town is based on whom your last name is and how much money in the bank you have and what church you go to,, its horrible,, and if someone looking in on this from another town,, I would be like hell no im not moving to Heber springs to many gossipers... looks bad on everyone the innocent and the non innocent.
Wow! Ever heard of pressured speech and flight of ideas? Here's a great example for you!
cool

Heber Springs, AR

#27 Jan 9, 2013
lol wrote:
matt tinkle likes his tinkle tickled
That's pretty cool, and I bet he's never heard THAT one before!
young boy

Heber Springs, AR

#28 Jan 9, 2013
broken hearted wrote:
I know of a young boy who attended his classes and all of a sudden wanted to quit. Come to find out he said Matt made him uncomfortable with whisperings, and this young boy is gay also.
How the hell "young" is this "supposedly gay boy"? If everyone would use sex the way God intended it, there would be NONE of this. It was made to be between a MARRIED MAN AND WOMAN--nothing else! This is why the whole world will pay one day--b/c we have gone too far! Keep it in your freakin' pants, only let it out on your wedding night and after, and only let the key go into the "appropriate" lock :-)
wow

Bee Branch, AR

#29 Jan 9, 2013
young boy wrote:
<quoted text>How the hell "young" is this "supposedly gay boy"? If everyone would use sex the way God intended it, there would be NONE of this. It was made to be between a MARRIED MAN AND WOMAN--nothing else! This is why the whole world will pay one day--b/c we have gone too far! Keep it in your freakin' pants, only let it out on your wedding night and after, and only let the key go into the "appropriate" lock :-)
Right because we are all gonna go to hell if we have sex before marriage right? Sorry but I do believe in The Lord and how he forgives us for our sins so...
good girl

United States

#31 Jan 10, 2013
You are all speaking of my family. I assure you he isn't gay. I have other gay family members which I love very much. Matt isn't gay. And if you would all please take time to look at the evidence you would see he is innocent. You can go to Matthew Tinkle is Innocent on facebook and look at post from others and you will see messages from the girl accusing him that HER friends came forward with where she states nothing ever happened. Along with the fact that dates do not add up and the girl has changed events and dates a few times at this point. I feel bad for this poor girl because I feel she said some things to the wrong people and it blew up and now it's too late to admit things were lies. Boys you need to take this as a lesson. I'm a girl, but I have son's, and I know girls will get hurt or something and say things that arent true. Especially teenage girls. And it sometimes ruins lifes or people all over just believe you have a very tiny penis. You boys need to be kind with your words because all it takes is a girl saying you touched her wrong and you would be in the same place. I believe my cousin is innocent. I fight hard against violence against women and harsher laws for pediphiles. Those are things I am active in and I speak out against publicly. That being said if I believed he did this then I would feel punish him to the full extent of the law. If anyone ever did anything to my children they better pray cops get them before I do. BUT I DO NOT BELIEVE HE DID THIS ESPECIALLY AFTER ALL THE EVIDENCE I HAVE SEEN.
Dweeb

Heber Springs, AR

#34 Jan 10, 2013
How many threads does this subject need ? IMHO one is enough. Why not post to the longest one and just let this one die ?
wow

Heber Springs, AR

#36 Jan 10, 2013
young boy wrote:
<quoted text>How the hell "young" is this "supposedly gay boy"? If everyone would use sex the way God intended it, there would be NONE of this. It was made to be between a MARRIED MAN AND WOMAN--nothing else! This is why the whole world will pay one day--b/c we have gone too far! Keep it in your freakin' pants, only let it out on your wedding night and after, and only let the key go into the "appropriate" lock :-)
Well said!!
Suntimes Article

Dallas, TX

#37 Jan 10, 2013
After further investigation, The Sun-Times has learned more details concerning the January 3rd arrest of Matthew Tinkle, 25 of Heber Springs, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.

According to the affidavit given to Heber Springs Police, the girl in question told authorities that about a month prior, she attended a "lock-in" at Tinkle's studio. After everyone left, she states she and Tinkle were watching a movie. When she went to another room to get her jacket, Tinkle allegedly followed her into the room and asked if she had to go. She stated she told him yes at which point she claims he unbuttoned her pants, pulled down her underwear, and then proceeded to pull his own shorts off, though he continued to wear his underwear. The girl claims he began hugging her. She then states she told him no, at which point he pulled up his shorts and they left the studio. The girl stated that he told her not to tell anyone.

Further in the affidavit, the girl claims that a couple of weeks before Christmas, she and a friend went to Tinkle's house to watch a movie. She then claims she returned another day to, again, watch a movie. During this particular meeting, the girl says the watched a movie on Tinkle's laptop while lying on his bed since he did not have a television. She claims his roommates were downstairs, but wasn't sure if they were aware she was upstairs in his room. She then claims he put his arms around her and touched her waist, at which point she claims to have moved his hands away. She goes on to state that he began touching her and removed her clothing. He then, allegedly, removed his own clothing and they proceeded to have intercourse. She states that Tinkle wore a condom and, again, told her not to say anything.

In the affidavit, the girl claims that she and Tinkle had a history of texting back and forth and there was flirting on both sides. She also alleges that Tinkle asked her to have sex with him during these text exchanges. She stated that she did not have to pay to attend Tinkle's business, Tink's Tumblers, and that he had mentioned he would help her obtain a scholarship.

On January 3, an officer contacted Tinkle and asked if he would go to the police station to talk. The statement alleges Tinkle told officers he would be there in 30 minutes, but didn't appear at the stated time. Officers were then dispatched to arrest Tinkle.

Tinkle makes his first court appearance on January 22. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer would like to remind the public that Tinkle, as with all individuals charged with a crime, are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Innocent

Dallas, TX

#38 Jan 10, 2013
Like someone else said why would she keep going to see him if he done this to her at the lock in and their 13 how were her and her little friend getting to his house
Ferl

Fairfax, VA

#40 Jan 11, 2013
Innocent wrote:
Like someone else said why would she keep going to see him if he done this to her at the lock in and their 13 how were her and her little friend getting to his house
Just bc she put herself in that situation doesn't make it legal for a 25 year old to have sex with a 13 year old. Case closed!
Heidi

Jonesboro, AR

#42 Jan 11, 2013
If the allegations are true and he did have sex with her then why isnt he being charged with statutory rape since it obviously wasnt forcible rape. They are two different offenses. Also i noticed the newspapers first article said she was 14 then the second article said she was 13...they should probably get all their facts straight before reporting it.
Innocent

Grand Prairie, TX

#43 Jan 11, 2013
I just don't believe he done this alot of the dates she gives doesn't add up and how in the heck is she getting to his house when she's 13 there's someone else who knew she was going over there which would be who ever was taking her over there
hmm

Conway, AR

#44 Jan 11, 2013
Heidi wrote:
If the allegations are true and he did have sex with her then why isnt he being charged with statutory rape since it obviously wasnt forcible rape. They are two different offenses. Also i noticed the newspapers first article said she was 14 then the second article said she was 13...they should probably get all their facts straight before reporting it.
In Arkansas there is no such charge as statutory rape. Different situations effect what degree of felony it is. If the minor is under 13 it is a first degree felony and there is no distinction whether it is forcible or consensual. The same charge applies.
Really

Heber Springs, AR

#45 Jan 11, 2013
young boy wrote:
<quoted text>
How the hell "young" is this "supposedly gay boy"? If everyone would use sex the way God intended it, there would be NONE of this. It was made to be between a MARRIED MAN AND WOMAN--nothing else! This is why the whole world will pay one day--b/c we have gone too far! Keep it in your freakin' pants, only let it out on your wedding night and after, and only let the key go into the "appropriate" lock :-)
Are you really that f'n retarded????? Bless your heart. Lmfao
Blah

United States

#46 Jan 12, 2013
Let's blame the government for this
Fart Master

Heber Springs, AR

#47 Jan 14, 2013
I farted
Marti

Heber Springs, AR

#48 Jan 14, 2013
Fart Master wrote:
I farted
I'm happy for you.
Amazed at the BS

Little Rock, AR

#49 Jan 16, 2013
Idiots wrote:
Umm there's proof she was lieing on fb & the day she said it had Happened December 8th he was at a completion & she was not there cuz she is not on his team so some thing just doesn't make since and if u go on Facebook & look on Matt Andrews page there is the proof of her saying it isn't true and she was trying to fix everything so before bashing him get ur facts straight please :))
yes if it is on facebook it must be true. Are you still dating the french model?
angry and frustrated

Conway, AR

#50 Jan 19, 2013
well i think if the girl kept going over there after the first time she deserved it. HELLO!!!!!
pop

Heber Springs, AR

#51 Jan 21, 2013
sleeping with a child is nasty! how did she deserve it? you should be jailed to. let someone rape your child and see what you say then. saying she deserved it, hope karma does not come around you and rape your 13 year old if you have one or will someday.

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