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Accused rapist to appear in court in late January

Jan 09, 2013 -- 3:41pm


30-year-old Stephen “Wayne” Anderson of Poplar Bluff is set to appear before Butler County Judge Michael Martin Pritchett on January 29th in connection with several warrants for burglary, robbery and rape.  Poplar Bluff Police arrested Anderson January 3rd, hiding inside a residence in the 800 block of Kinzer St. Anderson was out on bond for prior charges of forcible rape, sodomy, robbery and felonious restraint.  An additional report of alleged sexual assault was filed against Anderson on Monday December 31st by a 14-year-old female from Poplar Bluff.  He is also accused of forcing a 28-year-old Scott City woman to drive to Poplar Bluff and sexually assaulting her on December 27th, the same date he was to appear in court for a September 2012 incident. 

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