Rolla man accused of juvenile sexual abuse taken into custody
ROLLA - A man accused of sexually abusing a young girl has been taken into custody at the Phelps County Jail.
Police say Robert J. Branson, 36, was arrested on Sunday after an investigation by the Phelps County Sheriff's Department and the Children's Division identified him as the suspect accused of sexually abusing a young female between March 2011 and March 2016. An arrest warrant was obtained the day prior.
Branson is being charged for statutory sodomy and rape. He was placed in jail in lieu of a $500,000.00 bond.