Hannibal Man Arrested on Statutory Rape Charges
An investigation was conducted, by detectives of the Hannibal Police Department, regarding multiple reports of child molestation occurring over an extended period of time. As a result of this investigation, a warrant was issued in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County, charging 36 year old Christopher E. Rhodes, of Hannibal, with:
1. Statutory Sodomy 1st Degree Unclassified Felony
2. Statutory Rape 1st Degree Unclassified Felony
3. (2) Counts of Possession of Child Pornography Class C Felonies
Rhodes was served the warrant by Marion County Sheriff Deputies, Friday afternoon. He remains in the Marion County Jail. Bond was set at $100,000.00 cash only.
A criminal charge is merely an allegation and the defendant is, of course, presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Press release from the Hannibal Police Department