January 31, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Rape Suspect Arrested

On January 30, 2009 the Springfield Police were called to the 1300 block of E. Pythian to investigate the rape of a 9 year-old child. The suspect, Robert Langford, 27 years of age, was a family friend residing in the residence. He departed the residence prior to police arriving.

Today at 1:00 p.m., Langford was seen by a Springfield Police officer in the 600 block of west Walnut and taken into custody without incident. He was arrested on Greene County warrants for Forcible Rape, and 3 counts of Sodomy. He is being held on a $500,000 bond.

SPD Case Number: 09-4447

Media Contact: Watch Commander, phone: 864-1810; Release authorized by: Lt. Kirk Manlove

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd