Nevada police make arrest in statutory rape investigation

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The parents of a local 14-year-old boy reported to police that their son had been the victim of an unlawful sexual experience with a 23-year-old Nevada woman.

Police began an investigation of the allegations which confirmed evidence of an illegal act.

Warrants were issued by the Vernon County Associate Circuit Court for the arrest of:

Whitney Elizabeth Collins

Collins was charged with a Class C Felony - Statutory Rape -- 2nd Degree. Nevada Detectives arrested the defendant who is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

For questions regarding crime prevention techniques or to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Nevada Police Department at 417- 448 -- 5100.

To report criminal activities to the dispatch center call 417- 448 - 2710 or use the Tip Hotline 417- 448 - 5117. Any and all information will be kept confidential.

In an emergency situation, individuals should not hesitate in calling 911.