Man Charged With Statutory Rape of Teen Who Disappeared With Him


ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)– A Wright City man who disappeared along with a 16-year-old girl was charged Friday with second-degree statutory rape. The girl had been listed as an endangered juvenile.

The two returned Jan. 23 when they ran out of money, according to a police report.

St. Charles County Sheriff’s detectives said Benjamin Kinkade, 27, and the 16-year-old girl fled the state together Jan. 14 after her father dropped her off at work at Kentucky Fried Chicken in St. Peters.

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