Johnson County, AR — Former deputy Robert Retford, with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department was arrested last November on charges of sexual assault. His alleged victim was apparently seeking help from the deputy when she said he beat her, raped her and defecated on her, and made her drink his urine. This month, Retford pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the woman and will not spend a single day in jail.

The blue privilege plea deal was negotiated last week and for admitting to the heinous crimes against his victim, he was only sentenced to six months probation — no jail.

The local news outlet stated they do not give out the names of alleged victims. However, this case was different. According to 40/29 News, in this case, the woman asked to be identified and wants everyone to know what she says the deputy did to her.

In their report on the incident, 40/29 referred to the victim as Shanna.

“This man raped me,” Shanna said.

In September 2016, police responded to a domestic dispute between Shanna and her boyfriend. According to Shanna, Retford offered to take her away from the situation, so she got in his car with him. Shanna told investigators that while the couple was in the car, Retford began fondling her crotch and then made her touch his crotch.


Despite the crotch touching in the car, Shanna said she was brought to a hotel in Clarksville that evening and dropped off by Retford who did not stay there. Instead, Retford gave the stranded and allegedly recently sexually assaulted victim his card and told her to call him in the morning.

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Apparently frozen with fear, Shanna stayed at the hotel and then called the deputy in the morning at which time Retford picked her up.

Shanna told police that Retford then brought her to a friend’s house where he proceeded to beat her with either a baton or flashlight.

“After that,” Shanna explained, “he made me drink his urine. He told me to enjoy being covered in his piss, that’s what he said.”

“I think he’s scary, it scares me just talking about him,” Shanna said.

In an interview with 40/29 News, Shanna told them she was on drugs when the assault happened and she does not remember if she told the deputy to stop.

“I don’t know, I guess I just kind of froze up,” Shanna said. “I don’t think I said anything, I don’t think I could speak, I don’t know.”

According to Johnson County Sheriff Larry Jones, Retford was immediately suspended in September after the incident was reported. However, he resigned just four days later, a move many police officers take when accused of a crime in a means to escape accountability — and escape accountability he did.

When the Free Thought Project reported this story last year, Retford was facing up to 10 years in prison. However, because the system of justice in America is broken, Retford is a free man.

Compare Retford’s case to a recent sentence handed down to a man in Louisiana for possessing cannabis and you’ll see just how corrupt and broken the system actually is. While Retford will avoid prison for beating, raping, and urinating on a woman, Gary Howard was convicted of “marijuana possession with intent to distribute” and a Caddo parish judge handed down an 18-year sentence — a year for each gram of cannabis.

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Police officers showing up to help people and assaulting them instead is a far too common occurrence as well as escaping with little to no punishment.

After an unnamed victim had been beaten by a male assailant late last year, who she had a restraining order against, she called the police. When police showed up, they arrested her attacker and left. However, hours later, Cpl. Benjamin Candelaria, 48, would return, cover his body camera, and sexually assault the victim, according to the arrest report. 

Former state trooper, 36-year-old Samuel H. McHenry II managed to get off with minimal jail time after raping a car accident victim and leaving her stranded afterward.

Officer Micah Meurer responded to a call at a 22-year-old woman’s northwest Amarillo home last year when she was in distress. The officer was later fired after it was exposed that Meurer forced himself on her and raped her.

Karl Fields, a police officer from Chattanooga, Tennessee was accused of sexually harassing and stalking a rape victim that he claimed to be helping with a criminal case.

Fields reportedly stalked the woman, parking out in front of her house on numerous occasions, and contacting her on a frequent basis.

According to a lawsuit recently filed by the victim, Fields attempted to call her 73 times in one night, and would frequently text her, requesting nude photographs and making obscene demands.

The list goes on.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
  • David Daisy May Boldock

    He looks a right nasty piece of work. He should not be on the streets.

  • The Cat’s Vagina

    Since our “justice system” isn’t interested in protecting women from sexual abuse, I call upon the forces of karma to give this monster what he deserves!

    • Karma isn’t real, but God’s judgment is.

      • Not pro Israel

        Lol! Karma is more real than your God.

        • really? So God, the logically necessary Being for everything to exist is less real then the cosmic scoreboard that has no necessity of existence whatsoever? Ok, whatever you say.

          • Ted

            The Bible says that you will reap what you sow. That IS “Karma”.

          • uh no, that is talking about judgement day. Your taking that verse out of context. It is not talking about this life, but the next. The Bible also says that God brings rain upon both the wicked and the righteous. That some profit by their wickedness, etc, etc. But yes, one day you and I and all of mankind will stand before God and reap what we have sown.

          • Deek Font

            Is that the same God that gives bone cancer to babies so we can “learn something”?

          • I love how people who don’t understand the first thing about Christian theology are the first to criticize their straw man ideas of it. Try to actually understand what Christianity teaches about God, man and the world before commenting ok because your comment reveals that you do not understand what Christianity actually teaches.

          • baruchzed

            I understand christian theology plenty…it’s a fairy tale believed by fools who cannot accept reality. Religion is a tool used to keep YOU in line, and like so many, you fall for it. Sad really. Enjoy your fantasy!

          • This straw man is supposed to convince me that you understand what your criticizing? You have no concept of what your talking about yet you parade around as if you do. Now, who is living a fantasy?

          • merefalowa

            Thank god i,m an Athiest.more evil done in the name of their sky gods over the centuries,ou wont convince religious whackose with reason and logic.they hear voices and are chosen?Hypocrite loonies all of them moslems and christians?

          • Deek Font

            why didn’t you answer my question? It was a yes or no question. You got personal because you don’t want to admit that, yes, in fact it is the same god that gives bone cancer to babies. That is just plain cruel. We could talk about Sodom and Gomorrah, and how god was so petty he had to be begged by the angels to save the good people that were there because his first words were fuck it kill’em all. We could talk about the boastful, prideful nature of god when he made a bet with Satan about Job’s faith. Job was described ,by god himself, as “A man after god’s own heart” and god bet there was nothing Satan could do to turn him and then let him try. What you don’t know is I was raised in church, studied Christianity, educated by the pastor to be a pastor, I was the youth group leader in our church for years then I became the assoc. Pastor. I went to school and studied, I have read the scripts in the ancient languages. Point here is I know what I am talking about and I don’t need to use 20 dollar words to make people think I know things.

          • Your question is a STRAW MAN, that’s why I don’t answer it. You do know what a straw man fallacy is right? It is not my job to answer your straw man fallacy. I can answer questions concerning things that Christianity ACTUALLY teaches but I have no obligation to answer to loaded questions that have nothing to do with what Christians believe. Got it now?

      • Jamie Hall

        Same thing, just by a different name.

        • Karma – impersonal non-creator universal force that by some unknown means makes decisions about justice. God – Almighty personal creator of all things that will bring justice to all men in the end by his authority as Creator. Yep, those are exactly the same.

          • let that soak in

            besides having faith in it…..God isnt real…..afterlife isnt real….only real in after life is having kids….your remembered by your kids….thats your afterlife….there is no heaven or hell…..think about it…if there was a hell or heaven dont you think heaven will be heaven to those who wanted heaven and hell would be heaven to those who wanted hell….

          • I don’t know where you get your ideas from, probably self generated, but please give me one compelling reason to believe it. In other words do you have any evidence at all for any of it? I have offered logic in the form of the ontological argument for God’s necessary existence. Do you have the equivalent?

          • John Ferrier

            you have proven nothing. he asked a valid question you cant even answer.

          • Lisa Clark Kelley

            This article had nothing to do with religion. Why is it being discussed

          • honestly I have forgotten at this point. LOL Someone brought up some cosmic supernatural force at one point and I denied it’s existence in favor of an supernatural personal creator.

          • John Ferrier

            prove it!

          • prove the definitions? Definitions don’t require evidence.

          • Just get a dictionary.

          • John Ferrier

            i have one. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/god . that proves nothing. prove to me that god is what you say it is

          • Those are two different questions, and I have already provided the evidence for God’s necessity in the ontological argument. If you don’t know what that is either, I would suggest looking that up as well.

          • Jeremiah Ellingsen

            What exactly was it that you have proven. The fact that you can use big words in a sentence. Cause you cannot prove that any god exists much less yours. All you have is faith and belief, which are totally different than facts and should not be confused with one another.

          • Wow, just wow. Don’t know if you know this but the “big words” mean things, and it is clear that you don’t know what they mean. There is no excuse for that in this day and age. You obviously have an internet connection, I suggest you use it.

            Second I never said I could prove anything, I said I have evidence. Proofs are for mathematics. Another thing for you to look up.

          • Jeremiah Ellingsen

            So what is evidence then? Why does it always come down to personal insults and belittlement when it comes to butt-hurt christians.

          • Jamie Hall

            Don’t give a hoot about semantics. And definitions change over time anyway. But comeuppance, regardless of what you call it or where you believe it originated, will forever be. Period.

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  • Brian

    We need a few real-life Dexters in this world to give us justice since our justice system is incapable.

    Who was the judge that accepted this plea-bargain? Can we make his name public so the citizens know not to vote for him?

  • Ohio0331

    Here is the court house phone number 1 479 754 2977

  • Mike

    I hope and pray that this POS cop ends up dead in the gutter, slowly bleeding out from being gut shot, and I hope he suffers and it takes him hours to die, and I hope the rats and animals feast on his body while he is still alive, for he deserves death and pain!!!!

    • Not pro Israel

      Hope and prayers = doing nothing

      • Mike

        Not true, as my statement is in writing, and shows my anger and opposition to such vile crimes committed by the police. Now if it happened to someone close to me, then the POS cop would disappear!

  • Raimundo Gant

    This is some disgusting stuff

  • Alan Rehling

    Publish the name of the judge that gave him probation.

  • Raimundo Gant

    If these people are working in the police force and the police force works for the government, what does that say about our government

  • Paul Bird

    Amazing how innocent men can wind up with lengthy prison sentences or on death row & guilty men can go free.

  • Rick Rockwell

    He should have shot her. Then there would be no legal action against him at all and he gets a paid vacation.

  • Amor Terra

    That man (and I use the term loosely) is a psychopath. He not only should never have been put in authority over anyone, but he should be in prison for life. He will do this again–and when he does, I hope that his victims or their families sue the living shit out of every person involved in this case.

  • JdL

    When official “justice” serves up BULLSHIT like this, then genuine justice must come by other means.

  • baruchzed

    Time for some street justice.

  • Ibcamn

    cops don’t protect us in any way shape or form……they all prey on us….they are criminals,terrorists.

  • RayvanAvond

    Off with his head