Metro Man Charged with Rape of Teen in Tennessee

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BUTLER, Mo. — An Overland Park man is now in a Missouri jail in connection to the rape of a teenage girl in Nashville, Tennessee.

Robert Gene Lile, 55, a convicted sex offender, is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl at a Nashville hotel room on Saturday. According to the Nashville Tennessean newspaper, Lile was managing the girl who was in Nashville to compete in a talent showcase.

Lile then allegedly left the girl behind at the hotel. Police say that the girl then contacted her parents.

On Monday, Lile was arrested at the home of a relative in Butler, Missouri. He faces five counts of aggravated rape in Tennessee. He has reportedly waived extradition back to Tennessee.

Lile was convicted in 1983 of rape and kidnapping in Johnson County, Kansas, and served 20 years in prison. According to the Tennessean, Lile is the co-founder of Studio 57 Entertainment and Elect 9 Records.

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