Man arrested in rape case, authorities say

Man arrested in rape case, authorities say

WEST PLAINS, MO (KAIT) - A Missouri man faces five counts of statutory rape and two counts of first-degree child molestation charges after his arrest this week by West Plains police.

According to West Plains police, Johnathan Lee Johnson of West Plains was arrested Feb. 6 after the investigation by police, Children’s Division, South Central Child Advocacy Center and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

In addition to the five counts of statutory rape in the first degree of a person less than twelve years of age and the child molestation charges, Johnson was arrested on suspicion of one count of statutory sodomy first degree with a person less than twelve years of age.

A $150,000 bond was set for Johnson Thursday, police said.

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