Springfield Man Raped 9-Year-Old Girl, Gave her Chlamydia, Deputies say


Deputies say a Springfield man raped a 9-year-old girl and gave her a sexually transmitted disease.

Robert Stafford, 41, was charged Thursday with statutory rape, statutory sodomy and attempted enticement of a child.

According to a probable cause statement, a 9-year-old girl came forward about two weeks ago to report that Stafford had raped her and forced her to perform sex acts on him.

The statement says the acts occurred over the course of a month.

The girl told a Child Advocacy Center interviewer that she once tried to hide from Stafford in the closet, but he found her, pulled her out and sodomized her, according to the statement…

(Read the full story shared by the Springfield News-Leader here.)

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