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Dixon man accused of sexually abusing girl in Phelps County

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Robert Branson, 36, is accused of sexually abusing a girl between March 2011 and March 2016 (Credit: Phelps County) Robert Branson, 36, is accused of sexually abusing a girl between March 2011 and March 2016 (Credit: Phelps County)

PHELPS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A Dixon, Missouri man is facing multiple charges after being accused of raping a girl.

Robert J. Branson, 36, is accused of sexually abusing a juvenile in Phelps County between March 2011 and March 2016.

On July 8, following an investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Branson. He was taken into custody without incident in Rolla.

Branson has been charged with two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy, two counts of second-degree rape, one count of first-degree attempted statutory rape and one count of second-degree sodomy. He is currently being held at the Phelps County Jail in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

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