Man, 53, arrested for raping and killing 8-year-old girl
A 53-year-old man has been arrested for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl who was snatched from her front porch as she waited for a ride to church.
Glen R. Ramey was taken into custody by Illinois State Police on Sunday accused of killing Sabrina Stauffenberg whose body was found behind a vinegar plant earlier in the week.
Ramey is charged with predatory sexual assault of a child and murder. He was remanded in custody at Richland County Jail.
Friends of the family told Fox News Ramey, who has mental health problems, was dating a relative of the child.
Her stepmother told DailyMail.com he is a friend of her father.
Illinois State Police could not be reached on Sunday to share more details of the case.
A statement on its Facebook page revealed the man was arrested in the early hours of the morning but did not say where.
‘At 2.21 am on November 27, the Illinois State Police arrested Glen R. Ramey, 53, for First Degree Murder and Predatory Sexual Assault in the death of Sabrina Stauffenberg, age eight,’ it read.
A mug shot of the man showed he had suffered severe facial injuries at the time of his arrest.
Police found Sabrina’s body on Wednesday by tracing her cell phone signal, it was reported.
The eight-year-old was waiting for a bus service to collect her from her family’s home when the service was late.
She called her grandmother to let her know but failed to answer when she phoned back.
A GoFundMe page raising money for the child’s funeral cost has raised more than $5,400.
Denise Haley, a family friend who launched it, said the entire community of Olney was grieving her death.
‘Although details are slim and our whole community is grieving such a horrific loss nothing can compare to what the family is experiencing,’ she wrote.
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