BENTON -- An 18-year-old Scott City man is in custody following the sexual molestation of a 14-year-old girl.
According to a news release from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, Marcus A. Bowers, 18, of 306 Sycamore, is charged with second degree child molestation. Bond is set at $50,000.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the crime occurred at the victim's home in August. Bowers entered the home without the victim's parents' knowledge and had sexual intercourse with her during the three hours he was there.
When the victim's mother recently learned of the offense from her daughter, she reported it to Scott County Sheriff's Department investigators.
Walter said in the news release that there are also some additional charges from separate events are being considered in an unrelated case against Bowers.