Man accused of drugging, sexually abusing, 3 workers

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KENNETT, Mo. (AP) _ An Illinois man faces multiple charges in southeast Missouri for allegedly drugging three young men and sexually abusing them.

The Daily Dunklin Democrat newspaper in Kennett, Missouri ( ) reports that 56-year-old Michael Dean of Kampsville, Illinois, was charged this week with three counts each of sodomy and kidnapping. He is jailed in Dunklin County on $350,000 cash-only bond and does not have an attorney.

Dunklin County prosecutor Stephen Sokoloff says the victims, ages 22, 26 and 29, are all from Kampsville. They traveled to Kennett with Dean to assist him in his produce business in the summers of 2011 and 2012.

Sokoloff says thaton different occasions in Kennett, Dean drugged the men and sexually assaulted them while they were unconscious.