On September 27 at approximately 9:05 a.m., Vandalia police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of Pershing Street for a report of rape.
The officers made contact with the female victim and initiated an investigation. Evidence was collected and a suspect was identified.
Cresswell Charles Bair, 22, of Bowling Green, Mo., was arrested and charged with first-degree rape.
Bair was processed at the Vandalia Police Department and then transported to the Audrain County Jail and given the opportunity to post bond.