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Man charged with statutory rape of girl, 15
Parents held for child neglect
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Smithville police have arrested a local man and charged him with the statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl.The child’s parents have been arrested for child neglect for allegedly allowing the man to have sex with their daughter, reportedly even supplying them with condoms.According to Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger, Steven Michael Rogers, Jr., 21, was charged with statutory rape after an investigation concluded that he not only had sex with the girl, but that he had been living with her for four months.The girl’s parents, 45-year-old Donna Smith and 33-year-old Bryan Smith, were both charged with child neglect in the case.The warrant against Donna Smith states that she “did knowingly approve of the daughter's sexual intercourse with a 21-year-old male, Michael Rogers. This has been happening for the past four months and on several occasions. Also the parents furnished condoms to the subjects and allowed them to live together.”The warrant against Bryan Smith states that he "did knowingly approve of his daughter's sexual intercourse with a 21-year-old male, Michael Rogers.

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