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3 accused of drugging, having sex with teen in Lincoln Co.

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William Hope, 42, Erika Oppeau, 33, and Christopher Bove, 29 are accused of drugging a teen in Lincoln County and forcing her to have sex with them. Credit: Lincoln County Sheriff William Hope, 42, Erika Oppeau, 33, and Christopher Bove, 29 are accused of drugging a teen in Lincoln County and forcing her to have sex with them. Credit: Lincoln County Sheriff
LINCOLN COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

Three Lincoln County suspects are accused of drugging a teen and forcing her to perform sexual acts.

Police say a 16-year-old girl from Florida was dropped off during the third week of March at Erika Oppeau's home in Wentzville, Missouri. Oppeau is a family acquaintance. 

According to police, the victim went with Oppeau, 33, and her boyfriend, William Hope, 42, to the Lincoln County home of Christopher Bove, 29.

Authorities say Bove injected the girl with meth.

Lieutenant Andy Binder of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department said, "The victim didn't have the ability to leave the residence. She's here from out of town. She doesn't know where she's at. She's in the country somewhere along the river, didn't have a vehicle and being in a narcotic state she was in, didn't have the capacity to leave anyways."

All three adults are said to have sexually molested her.

Lt. Binder said, "Sexually assaulted her through various means and various methods over a two day period. It's horrifying to have to listen to the accounts of what took place and what was actually being done."

On March 19, police say the girl was dropped off at a gas station in Elsberry where she contacted her mother and told her what happened. At the hospital a rape kit confirmed the assault and a blood test showed meth in her system.

Bove is charged with felony sodomy, statutory rape and endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs. Oppeau is charged with felony sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs. Hope is charged with felony molestation and endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs.

The three are being held at the Lincoln County Jail with bonds ranging from $25,000 - $100,000. 

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