Cape Girardeau man charged with statutory rape pleads guilty, gets four years in prison

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Mark Musselman Jr.

A Cape Girardeau man charged with statutory rape pleaded guilty and received four years in prison Tuesday.

Mark A. Musselman Jr., 27, was arrested Nov. 14 after allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl in February 2011, according to police. The girl does not live in Cape Girardeau but was visiting when the sexual contact is reported to have occurred.

Police said the delay between the incident being reported and Musselman's arrest was because police were unable to find him.

Musselman was charged with first-degree statutory rape and first-degree statutory sodomy. On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to an amended statutory rape charge. Judge Benjamin Lewis sentenced him to four years in prison.

Pertinent address:

100 Court St., Jackson, Mo.

Map of pertinent addresses

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