Accused child rapist arrested in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Robert Cooper was arrested Thursday in Sioux Falls for multiple charges of allegedly forcefully raping multiple female juveniles in Missouri.

The United States Department of Justice said he was living in western Sioux Falls when he was arrested at his home Thursday.

Cooper has been charged in Christian County, Missouri for two counts of sodomy in the first degree and three counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree.

According to officials in Missouri, the victims knew Cooper as a close family friend. The youngest victim was 10 years old at the time of the alleged assault.

Cooper is at the Minnehaha County Jail waiting for extradition back to Missouri.