In June 2017, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating several sex offenses involving a 16-year-old female victim. According to the victim during a forensic interview, 38-year-old, David Charles Rice, of Moscow Mills, attempted to rape her when was 13-years-old in a home along the 600 block of Lincoln Street, in Elsberry.
Detectives also determined Rice sexually exposed himself with the victim present in a residence along the first block of Evan Michael Circle, in Moscow Mills in June 2017. Rice told the victim not to say anything and gave her marijuana to keep quiet.
Detectives took Rice into custody where he denied the allegations during an interview.
Rice is charged with felony First Degree Attempted Statutory Rape and Sexual Misconduct and is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $75,000 cash only bond with no contact with the victim. Other conditions of bond may apply.