Statutory rape charges move forward

Dustin Kirkwood faces sex related felony charges

The sex felony case against a northeast Missouri man is continuing to move forward.

Dustin Kirkwood, 26, of Unionville, waived his preliminary hearing and his case now moves on to Putnam County Circuit Court with his arraignment set for September 19, 2012.

Kirkwood is charged with four counts of first degree statutory rape in connection with alleged incidents involving a victim less than 14 years of age.

Kirkwood remains behind bars in the Putnam County Jail.

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