Hunter Kuoppamaki (mug shot LCSO)

A teenager from Marionville who was charged with forcible rape in juvenile court in April has been certified to stand trial as an adult in Lawrence County.

Prosecutor Don Trotter says Hunter Kuoppamaki, 15, provided a 17 year-old girl with alcohol and raped her at a party in Marionville.  Another boy, 17 year-old Dillon Scott Carpenter, of Aurora was charged shortly after the alleged sexual assault.

The girl told investigators that Carpenter and Kuoppamaki  forcibly restrained her, removed her clothing and that both suspects raped her just after midnight on April 7th at 24935 Lawrence County Road 2210.

The girl says after she was raped the boys took her underwear as a trophy.  Two witnesses told investigators that Carpenter "was in possession of the victim's underwear after the rape occurred."

Kuoppamaki was fitted with an ankle bracelet as part of his bond condition and was ordered not to have any contact with the alleged victim or her family.  His preliminary hearing was scheduled for July 1st.

Dillon Scott Carpenter (mug shot LCSO)

Carpenter, who was bound over for trail last week following his preliminary hearing, is scheduled to be arraigned in circuit court on June 10th.

In an unrelated case, another girl told authorities that Carpenter raped her around Valentine's Day.  His preliminary hearing on that case is scheduled for July 29th

If the boys are convicted of the current charges, they could be sentenced anywhere from 5 years to life (30 years) in prison.


Anonymous said...

Kuoppamaki certified to stand trial as an adult. To all the people who want to go around and beleive everything this girls says come hear the FACTS. The trial will be open to the public on Dec 2,2014 - Dec 4, 2014 @ 930 am at the Barry County Courthouse Cassville MO. Everyone will hear the truth and see what kind of person this girl really is.

Anonymous said...

Hunter Kuoppamaki has proven his innocence today receiving a NOT GUILTY verdict.

Kathee Baird said...

I wrote a story about it here: