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Cool Valley man charged with statutory rape

Cool Valley man charged with statutory rape

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Robert Lee Welker, 57, of the 1300 block of Weleba Avenue in Cool Valley, was charged with statutory rape. Authorities say between Feb. 1 and April 1, Welker had sex with a 16-year-old girl at a home in north St. Louis County.

Police said Welker admitted having sex with the teen.

There was no lawyer listed for Welker in court records. A judge ordered him held on a $200,000 cash-only bail.

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