Missouri Rape Suspect Arrested In Sioux Falls


U.S. Marshals and detectives from the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man living in Sioux Falls for allegedly forcefully raping multiple juvenile girls in Missouri.  

Robert Justin Cooper was taken into custody Thursday without incident at his home in western Sioux Falls.  

Cooper is facing several charges out of Christian County, Missouri including multiple counts of Sodomy. According to Missouri officials, the victims knew Cooper as a close family friend. The youngest victim was 10-years-old at the time of the alleged assault. 

Cooper is being held in the Minnehaha County Jail and is currently awaiting extradition back to Missouri.

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