Popular Bluff Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse

A Poplar Bluff man is now in custody on sexual abuse charges. On Sunday, July 25 Poplar Bluff officers were dispatched to JC Penney for a female employee who had been touched inappropriately by a male customer. Upon arrival, police contacted a store manager who provided further information and pointed out the suspect, who was immediately apprehended. The victim, who is a juvenile, reported 31-year-old Donald Raymer grabbed her buttocks from behind and touched her between her legs. Raymer was arrested for sexual misconduct and taken to the Butler County Jail. After reviewing body camera footage, video from JC Penney and discussing the facts of the case with Lt. Ward, the prosecuting attorney upgraded the charge to Sexual Abuse in the first degree. A warrant was issued on Raymer for a parole violation with no bond, as well as a warrant for sexual abuse with a bond of $100,000.

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