|Marlin Dallas Lane faces up to life in prison|
A man from Strafford has been found guilty of raping a two year-old girl and giving her a sexually transmitted disease.
Marlin Dallas Lane, 30, was convicted of statutory sodomy by a jury in Hickory County where the case was moved on a change of venue. Lane, faces anywhere from 10 year to life in prison (life is 30 years in the state of Missouri,) when he is sentenced May.
Lane was charged with statutory rape and statutory sodomy for incidents that happened at his home in Webster County, where he was caring for the child, between Aug. 15th and Sept. 30, 2009.
Webster County Prosecutor Danette Padgett says the little girls mother reported Lane to authorities when her daughter, who is now four, tested positive for genital warts/herpes, the same sexually transmitted disease Lane has.