A Poplar Bluff man has been taken into custody in connection to an alleged sexual assault of a young child.
KWOC News spoke with Poplar Bluff Police Detective Andy Cleaveland about the arrest.
On Tuesday November 6, officers of the Poplar Bluff Police Department responded to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center for a reported sexual assault.
Further investigation was made regarding the incident. Pursuant to this investigation, the suspects name was determined to be 22 year old Jacob Anthony Mancel, of Poplar Bluff. Officers made contact with Mancel at his residence and he was subsequently taken into custody. Mancel cooperated during the investigation and was later lodged in the Butler County Jail on the charges of Child Molestation 1st degree and Statutory Sodomy 1st degree. This investigation is ongoing.
Mancel’s bond has been set at $100,000 cash only and he is scheduled to appear in court for arraignment this morning.