Clinic Child Rapist Found Dead
The body of Jeffrey Dean Cheshier 41, an apparent suicide
victim, was found Tuesday, July 17th near the 200 block of
This horrific story broke after Small Victories Ministry was
contacted by detectives from the Bryant, Arkansas police department in
November 2006 after viewing their website www.smallvictoriesusa.com
to see if they had any
information that would help place Cheshier at the Hope abortion Clinic
on a particular day in March 2006. Daniel and Angela Michael provided
the police with pictures of Cheshier and the vehicle used. Cheshier
was arrested on multiple counts of rape that began on a 13-year-old
sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in
a private driveway shortly before 4 p.m. and found a silver car parked
there with the trunk open and doors unlocked.
The vehicle keys were located in the trunk and no one was
around so deputies contacted the registered owner of the vehicle and
she stated her son had taken the car.
A witness, 25, at the residence said he had heard a "pop
like a bottle rocket" or a small caliber gun earlier while he was
standing by the vehicle.
Sheriff’s deputy Butch Tosh and his K-9 partner, Cal,
responded to the scene and conducted a search and located the body of
Jeffrey Cheshier who died from a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.
No foul play is suspected in the victim’s death.
Cheshier was set to stand trial Aug. 21 on two counts of rape
in Garland County Circuit Court and multiple rape charges out of
Saline County, all reportedly involving the same now 15-year-old
He was free on $50,000 bail while awaiting trial and was set to
appear next week for a hearing to consider merging all his charges and
for a change of venue.
This unfortunate crime of child rape is played out every day.
This one just got caught. Unfortunately, it ended tragically. One can
only imagine the pain and guilt Cheshier felt after stealing this
young girl’s innocence that would force a man in the prime of his
life to take the coward’s way out of his problems. Psalm
38:4 “My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to
bear.” Without Jesus in his heart,
Jeffrey Cheshier was a fugitive until his death.
There are many victims in this heartbreaking situation; our
hearts and prayers go out to all involved.
more information contact Daniel & Angela Michael at 618-654-5800.