LINN COUNTY, Mo. — A Brookfield man who allegedly paid a minor for years to have sex with him, waived his preliminary hearing in Linn County Thursday afternoon.

Linn County Courthouse, Missouri Association of Counties

45-year-old Rodger L. Gannan is charged with felony statutory rape or attempted statutory rape in the first degree, felony patronizing prostitution and other child sex crimes with a victim under the age of 14.

The victim was only 10 years old when Gannan began paying in cigarettes and cash, according to a probable cause statement.

The court bound Gannan over for arraignment in circuit court on the morning of December 10.