OZARK, Mo. -- A man from Springfield pleaded guilty on Wednesday for raping an ex-girlfriend last summer in Ozark. In a plea agreement with the Christian County prosecuting attorney, Cleofius Hicks received three concurrent 10-year prison sentences, plus credit for time served since last summer in the county jail.
Investigators think Hicks broke into his former girlfriend’s home on July 23 and forced her to have sex with him. Hicks pleaded guilty for forcible rape, forcible sodomy and first-degree burglary.