Elsberry man charged with rape of 14-year-old

Robert J. Wolf

An Elsberry man was taken into custody Thursday and has been charged with rape, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department.

Early Thursday morning, June 20, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was called to St. Joseph’s West Hospital in Lake Saint Louis regarding a sexual assault of a minor complaint, which occurred off the 800 block of Highway JJ in Elsberry.

While at the hospital, deputies spoke with a 14-year-old female and her aunt. The aunt stated she observed her ex-husband, Robert J Wolf, 34, in a “compromising position” with her niece in bed. The victim stated her uncle was performing oral sex on her when her aunt walked in to the bedroom.

The victim also told investigators her uncle performed other sexual acts on her since she was 13-years-old.

Wolf confessed to investigators of several instances where he performed oral sex and had intercourse with the victim. The victim stated after the first encounter in either late October or early November 2012, Wolf started offering the victim “Weed.” The victim told investigators both were normally “high” when the sexual incidents occurred.

Deputies arrested Wolf for two-counts of Statutory Rape 1st Degree, one-count of Statutory Rape 2nd Degree, one-count of Statutory Sodomy, and four-counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child 1st Degree.

Wolf is currently being held at the Lincoln County Jail on a $250,000 cash only bond signed by the honorable James Beck.

Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 8:37 am