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      Jefferson City man charged with raping 7-year-old girl

      Javaughn Hodges is charged with the statutory rape of a seven-year-old girl in Jefferson City.

      A 31-year-old Jefferson City man is charged with the statutory rape of a child.

      Javaughn Hodges was charged Thursday for ??knowingly subjecting a seven-year-old child to sexual contact??.

      The girl told authorities Hodges had sex with her multiple times.

      She said the abuse started shortly after Hodges moved in her home on the 1000-block of Elizabeth Street in August 2013 and continued until May 2014.

      According to court records, Jefferson City Police said Hodges also transmitted an STD to the girl during that time.

      Hodges is in the Cole County Jail on a $250,000 bond.