SEX OFFENDER OUT ON BAIL
Wed, 01/13/2021 - 11:08am admin
Three New Sex Crime Charges for West Plains Offender
Amanda Mendez, publisher firstname.lastname@example.org
On January 4, West Plains Police Department officers responded to a residence on Lanton Road for a disturbance involving a female juvenile. In the course of the investigation, officers learned a 14-year-old female girl had been having a sexual relationship with an adult male. The girl told officers she and the adult male had a sexual relationship from November 2020 until as recently as two or three days prior to the date of her report.
The suspect, who had been arrested by the Howell County Sheriff’s Office on an unrelated matter, was identified to be 30 year old Ronald L. Becker, II. Becker was incarcerated at the West Plains City Jail at the time of the investigation.
Becker is currently a registered sex offender in Missouri. He was convicted of statutory rape in 2011 after having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female. Becker was 21 at the time.
Becker was been formally charged by the Howell County Prosecuting Attorney's Office on January 5 with three counts of second degree statutory rape. He was transferred to the custody of the Howell County Sheriff's Office with a bond of $25,000. Becker posted bail on January 6.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s sex offender registry, Becker’s current address is in West Plains.