SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Springfield police say three people responded to a 14-year-old girl’s screams along a dark trail and stopped a 22-year-old man from raping her.
The Springfield News-Leader reports three friends were parking their car at a trail near Wilson’s Creek on Thursday night when they heard a girl screaming for help.
Police say they used a cell phone as a flashlight and found a man wearing only his boxer shorts lying on top of the girl.
The friends pulled the man off the girl and held him until officers arrived.
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Christopher Muller of Republic is charged with attempted rape and attempted statutory rape. He was being held in the Greene County jail on $250,000 bond.