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SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – A Springfield man is in jail and faces multiple crimes after a 17-year-old reported that he physically and sexually abused her.

Online court documents show that 28-year-old Connor Wilson Zacha is accused of several crimes, including:

Connor Zacha, courtesy of Greene County Jail.
  • First degree rape
  • Rape of a minor in the second degree
  • First degree sodomy
  • Second degree sodomy
  • First degree child endangerment
  • Abuse or neglect of a child
  • First degree kidnapping
  • five cases of illegal use of weapons
  • Illegal possession, transport, manufacture, repair or sale of illegal weapons
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • two counts of possession of child pornography (second offense)
  • three counts of possession of child pornography (first offense)
  • Delivery of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid to a person under 17 years of age
  • Distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location
  • sexual exploitation of minors

A statement from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) said that on June 20, detectives conducted a traffic stop and had contact with two underage girls. One of the girls told officers that Zacha had sexually abused her while she was homeless, at least 20 times.

Documents show that the victim told investigators that when she first met Zacha, she would have sex with him if she received methamphetamine or marijuana. She also said that she woke up from her unconsciousness while Zacha was attacking her.

Over time, according to the statement of suspicion, the victim no longer wanted to participate and made excuses or refused.

The victim also claimed that Zacha physically abused her. The probable cause statement states that the victim described an incident in which Zacha threw her through a hole in the wall of his home that led into a closet. The victim told GCSO that Zacha covered the hole with boards and threatened to kill her if she left the room, so she stayed there for eight days without eating.

The documents also state that Zacha told the victim he was selling sexually explicit images of other girls online. The victim also said Zacha regularly gave the girls tattoos if they allowed him to take nude photos of them.

On June 26, GCSO investigators made contact with Zacha and a second victim.

The second victim told investigators she met Zacha online when she was 17 and exchanged sexually explicit photos with him through social media and text messages. According to the probable cause affidavit, she had turned 18 in May and Zacha had traveled to North Carolina, where she lived, to pick her up. She had been living with him ever since.

The probable cause statement also states that during a search of Zacha’s apartment, detectives found an explosive device in the garage, drug paraphernalia, a clear plastic bag containing suspected meth, suspected marijuana and THC wax, four firearms that matched a statement Zacha made to officers, ammunition for said firearms, the explosive weapon, remnants of material used to make suspected explosive weapons and four laptops.

Investigators also found several photos and videos of the victims on Zacha’s cell phone.

Zacha is currently being held without bail in the Greene County Jail.