From the Phelps County Focus
A Rolla man has been indicted in connection to series of sex crimes he allegedly inflicted on a juvenile girl, according to documents filed in circuit court.
Roger D. Plummer Jr., 33, is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of second-degree statutory rape and eight counts of possession of child pornography. Plummer is incarcerated in the Phelps County Jail with no bond issued.
A law enforcement officer from New Braunfels, Texas, alerted the Rolla Police Department Aug. 26 that a juvenile girl in his jurisdiction reported Plummer had raped her multiple times in Rolla, according to the case’s probable cause statement. The statement says the juvenile victim had been sent to live with Plummer for the summer under the impression he had a Doctorate of Psychology degree and would provide her with counseling services for mental health issues.
The victim told law enforcement investigators that Plummer had forcible raped and sodomized her multiple times during her stay, with the most recent incident occurring on Aug. 22. In a written statement, the victim detailed that in various incidents Plummer forced her off her medications, tied her down, forced to smoke marijuana and raped her. The victim’s mother additionally reported to law enforcement her daughter told her Plummer had taken nude photographs of the victim using an older model black flip phone.
The following day, Plummer was located at his St. James business office and interviewed at the St. James Police Department. The statement says Plummer admitted to engaging in sexual intercourse with the victim Aug. 22 but denied other incidents occurred. Plummer is also quoted as admitting he took nude photographs of the victim using a flip phone that he kept stored at his St. James office. Plummer additionally said he had other child pornography stored on the phone he obtained from the “dark web.”
A consent search of Plummer’s St. James office located a black flip phone. A later search of its contents confirmed it contained several nude images of the victim taken Aug. 15 as well as other child pornography videos.