Courtesy of KOLR-10

Springfield Man Arrested on Statutory Rape Charges

A Springfield man is facing statutory rape charges after a 16-year-old girl’s relatives found messages indicating the two were having sex.

Laclede County Deputies received a call from a relative of the girl in the incident. They said that a man had been chatting with the girl through the app Discord and that they had met up for sexual activity.

Deputies then used the girl’s phone to get the man to appear at her home. When 41-year-old Ouldare Bakare arrived at the home, deputies took him into custody.

Bakare was booked into the Laclede County Jail but bonded out. He is under an order to not come within 500 feet of the alleged victim. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

No lawyer is listed for Bakare in Missouri Casenet.

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