Rolla Man Charged With Maries County Rape

A 19-year-old man from Rolla has been charged with the statutory rape of a 14-year-old.
Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said Dayton Branstetter was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

Heitman said that on April 18, the sheriff’s office got a report about the contact.
Deputies arrested Branstetter after an interview. He has been charged with three counts of statutory rape.

A court date still needs to be set.