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Laclede County Man Faces Statutory Rape Charge

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A Laclede County man is being held without bond following an investigation by the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office. 28-year-old Cody Lee Staggs was arrested and charged with 1 count of statutory rape and 2 counts of statutory sodomy. Staggs is accused of those criminal actions against a child under the age of 14. He is currently being held without bond in the Laclede County Jail. Staggs was arrested on September 2nd regarding the sexual assault of a 10-year old girl in Laclede County. The investigation into Staggs’ assault of the 10-year old began as part of an investigation that led to charges being filed last week regarding Staggs’ half-brother Marcus Hill.

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