Tarkio Man Charged with Raping Teen Girl

Published 06/18 2014 12:31PM

Updated 06/18 2014 11:00PM

(TARKIO, Mo.) A Tarkio man was arrested after he was accused of raping a teenage girl in May, according to court records.

Mark Vette, 47, is charged with rape, sodomy, sexual misconduct, felonious restraint and supplying liquor to a minor.

The victim told police the sexual assault began on May 30.

The girl told police that they were watching TV in the living room when Vette began touching her, then forced her to perform oral sex, the documents said.

Later that same night, Vette took her to the Tarkio Home Cemetery where he had sexual intercourse with her, the documents said.

The victim told investigators she tried to resist but felt threatened when Vette got angry.

The victim also told investigators that Vette made two other sexual advances toward her the following day.

Vette was jailed on a $500,000 bond.

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