Police: Chaffee man arrested in sex assault of pregnant wife
CHAFFEE (AP) - A Chaffee man has been charged in the rape and assault of his pregnant wife.
The Southeast Missourian reports a 21-year-old man faces several charges including first-degree rape, second-degree domestic assault and felonious restraint.
Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said in a news release that officers responded to a home Friday night. He said a woman who is 7 months pregnant told officers she had been raped by her husband that morning and held against her will for the rest of the day.
According to the release, the suspect also threatened the woman with a machete.
He is being held in the Scott County Jail on $25,000 bond.