6th relative charged in Mo. child sex abuse case

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Posted: Nov 13, 2009 5:57 PM

A sixth member of a family facing child sex abuse charges in western Missouri has been charged with rape in connection with the case.

Darrel Wayne Mohler of Silver Springs, Fla., was charged Friday with two counts of rape stemming from 1986.

Court documents say the 72-year-old suspect was charged in Lafayette County, Missouri. Authorities say they don't currently know where he is. It's not immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

Five other members of the Mohler family are charged with several felonies, including forcible sodomy, rape with a child younger than 12 and use of a child in a sexual performance.

The others charged include Darrel Mohler's 77-year-old brother, Burrell Edward Mohler Sr. of Independence, Kansas, and Burrell Edward Mohler's four adult sons.

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LEXINGTON, Mo. (AP) _ A sixth member of a family facing child sex abuse charges in western Missouri has been charged with rape in connection with the case.

Darrel Wayne Mohler of Silver Springs, Fla., was charged Friday with two counts of rape stemming from 1986.

Court documents say the 72-year-old suspect was charged in Lafayette County, Missouri. Authorities say they don't know where is. It's not immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

Five other members of the Mohler family were charged earlier this week with several felonies, including forcible sodomy, rape with a child younger than 12 and use of a child in a sexual performance.

The others charged include Darrel Mohler's 77-year-old brother, Burrell Edward Mohler Sr. of Independence, and Burrell Edward Mohler's four adult sons.