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Poplar Bluff PD Seeks Suspect in Sexual Assaults

Dec 31, 2012 -- 2:12pm


Poplar Bluff Police are investigating two sexual assaults reported over the weekend involving the same suspect, 30-year-old Stephan “Wayne” Anderson of Poplar Bluff.  A 28-year-old female from Scott City reported Saturday that on Thursday December 27, she was forced at gunpoint to drive to a Poplar Bluff residence where she was sodomized by the suspect.  Early this/Monday morning, a 14-year-old female from Poplar Bluff reported she had been sexually assaulted by an adult male.  An arrest warrant was issued Friday for Anderson’s failure to appear in court on Thursday for prior charges of forcible rape, sodomy, robbery, and felonious restraint in connection with a September abduction and rape of a 19-year-old female.  Anderson was out of jail on bond in that case.  Poplar Bluff Police consider Anderson armed and dangerous, and anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to contact law enforcement.

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