Man charged with raping girl near school bus stop

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Mo., man is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl on her way home from a school bus stop.

Christopher "Carlito" Spears, 24, was charged Tuesday with forcible rape and second-degree statutory rape for an incident that allegedly occurred on Feb. 16. 

According to the probable cause statement, the girl missed her school bus and was walking home when she stopped to tie her shoe in a playground just north of 5th and Tracy. She said when she stood up, a man grabbed her, pulled her into a nearby townhouse saying "You gonna come stay with me until I gotta go to work" and then raped her.

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The victim told police that a girl was sleeping on the floor of the living room while she was being raped on the couch. She said the suspect only stopped raping her when his phone rang, and he said he had to go to work.

According to court documents, when the victim tried to run out the back door, the suspect grabbed her arm and told her he was going to come find her when he got off work. She said he then pushed her out the back door, got into a white car and drove away.

The woman leasing the townhouse where the rape allegedly occurred told police the same day that Spears had been staying there since Feb. 13, and that he drove to work that morning in her 2004 Chevrolet Malibu.

When police were driving to Spears' place of work, they said they saw a vehicle matching that description in a nearby gas station. They saw Spears walk outside the station, and then took him into custody.

While in custody, Spears was "belligerent," stripped naked and covered himself in his own feces, according to court documents. He refused to talk to detectives without his clothes and a lawyer.

The victim did not identify Spears in a photo line-up police provided while she was in the hospital, and he was never questioned.

But on July 31, a lab report confirmed that Spears' DNA was found on the victim.

Spears is being held on a $250,000 bond.

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