Desloge Man Charged with Statutory Rape in Washington County

(Washington County) A man from St. Francois County is accused of raping a girl under the age of 17 in Washington County.

38-year-old John M. Roberts of Desloge faces three felonies…one count of 2nd degree statutory rape and two counts of 2nd degree statutory sodomy.

Roberts was charged with the crimes Wednesday after the victim was interviewed.

Reports say the victim told authorities she had performed sexual acts and had intercourse with Roberts when she was 16.

She also told investigators Roberts had performed sexual acts on her.

The incidents took place at the girls’ home in Washington County.

Investigators say Roberts admitted to the acts during his interview.

The crimes allegedly took place during the first half of last year.

Roberts has already posted a 50-thousand dollar bond and has been released from jail.

Bond requirements say he’s not supposed to have contact with the victim or anyone under the age of 17 who is not Roberts’ child.

So far, no court date has been set for Roberts.