LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri- The Laclede County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 19-year old Eldridge man for the rape of an 8-year old girl. Iain Balem Knotts, 19, was arrested in the 29000 block of Main on 7/23/2018 around 10:00 p.m., after a family member saw him sexually assaulting the girl in a travel trailer located near a residence on Main, the LSCO said in a statement. His residence is listed at 29681 Maine Drive.

Iain Knotts

Knotts was charged with Rape Or Attempted Rape – 1st Degree -Victim Is Less Than 12 Years Of Age { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 566.030 } and is being held in the Laclede County Detention Center on a $75,000 bond.