Three eastern Missouri residents are accused of injecting a 16-year-old girl with methamphetamine and forcing her into sex acts.

Lincoln County authorities accuse 29-year-old Christopher Bove of using a syringe to inject meth into the victim, a Florida resident who was in the Elsberry area staying with a family acquaintance for the weekend. Police say Bove forced the girl to have sex with him, 33-year-old Erika Oppeau of Wentzville and 42-year-old William Hope of Florissant.

Oppeau and Hope also are accused of injecting the drug into the girl.

Police say the crime happened over several days, with the victim so overcome by the drugs that she was unable to leave the home.

The suspects are jailed and do not yet have listed attorneys.

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