Springfield man charged with statutory rape after impregnating teen

Dennis Michael Robinson, Photo courtesy of Greene County Sheriff's office

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. (KYTV) -- A Springfield man is charged with statutory rape in the second degree after impregnating a 16 year old girl.

Dennis M. Robinson, 46, is facing charges after investigators discovered an anonymous tip in an online home-school chatroom about a 16 year-old girl that had been impregnated by an adult.

Investigators contacted the teen's father, who said he believed Robinson was the father of the unborn baby.

A doctor who examined the teen said conception likely took place in early November of 2018.

The teen told investigators the incident occurred twice at an unknown location in Springfield.

Once the child was born a DNA test confirmed Robinson as the father. He is currently being held in the Greene county jail.