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A Joplin man has been charged with statutory rape and statutory sodomy of an 8-year-old girl.

Prosecutors say twenty eight year-old Daniel L. Menteer allegedly inappropriately touched his girlfriends daughter. Menteer was arrested in a Joplin courtroom when he appeared for another matter.

In 2004 Menteer was sentenced to four years in prison after he pled guilty to deviate sexual assault of a child under the age of 14.
Menteer is being held in the Jasper County jail on $20,000 bond.