Two men and a woman have been arrested on felony charges for the imprisonment and rape of a teen female victim in Lincoln County, Missouri.
Christopher Bove, Erika Oppeau and William Hope allegedly repeatedly injected her with methamphetamine and took turns having sex with the girl, who was from Florida and visiting with a family friend.
Oppeau also repeatedly injected meth into the girl and performed unwanted oral sex on her and encouraged her to have sex with the men.
The victim was held for several days and so incapacitated by the drug that she was unable to leave the home or summon any kind of help.
Bove is charged with three counts of second-degree statutory sodomy, statutory rape, and endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs. He was being held in the Lincoln County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 cash-only bail. Oppeau is charged with felony statutory sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs. She was being held in lieu of a $50,000 cash-only bail. Hope is charged with child molestation and endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs. He was being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash-only bail. The trio were arrested after the victim’s mother picked the girl up from the residence and she told her mother what had happened.
“These are disgusting people. They do disgusting acts on children and they need to be held accountable,” said Lt. Andy Binder.
The suspects are all admitted meth addicts and friends and are now forbidden to have contact with each other or the rape victim.
This was not the first arrest for Oppeau. In 2014, she was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving with children in the car twice in one week. In addition, during one of the arrests she threatened to kill the officer and his family, then tried to bribe the officer with sex to get out of the arrest.