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Former Troy, Mo., police officer gets five years for statutory rape of teenage girl

Former Troy, Mo., police officer gets five years for statutory rape of teenage girl

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TROY, Mo.   •  A former Troy police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison for the statutory rape of a teenage girl.

Marc R. Dody, 41, pleaded guilty in November in Lincoln County to one count of statutory rape and was sentenced last week to five years in prison. He also pleaded guilty Thursday to a statutory rape charge in St. Louis County and received three years to run concurrently with his five-year term.

Dody has a pending case in St. Charles County with a plea hearing set for Feb. 5; his lawyer John Rogers said Dody has "accepted responsibility for his conduct" and likely will plead guilty in that case as well.

Dody, of the 2500 block of Spencer Avenue in Overland, was accused of having sex with a girl who was 15 and 16 at the time, in all three counties.

The Missouri Highway Patrol, which investigated the case, said in court documents that Dody met the girl when she worked for a pizza shop in Troy. Dody told investigators he began talking to the teenager in early 2016 through Facebook and developed a relationship with her. He admitted having sex with her three to four times: at a park in Troy, another time on a commuter lot in Wentzville and at his home.

According to court records, Dody told investigators he knew she was 16 because he had checked her ID, and on some later date took her to dinner in Chesterfield and had sex with her at his home in St. Louis County.

Dody resigned from the Troy police department in July 2016; he had started working part-time there in 2012 and became a full-time officer in December of that year.

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