A 21-year-old Lincoln County man is facing charges for statutory rape after allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl.
The Sheriff's Department says they started investigating Elsberry resident Trever Sawyer July 23. Officials say the victim showed officers a string of messages from Sawyer that confirmed the rape. There were also allegedly instructions from Sawyer on how to destroy the messages.
After his arrest, Sawyer said he was suicidal. He has been taken to a hospital for evaluation.