A Springfield man has been accused of raping a woman while he was out on bond in a manslaughter case.
Austin Larue, 25, was charged Wednesday with first-degree rape, assault and sexual abuse in connection with an encounter from March.
Larue has a pending manslaughter case from a 2018 crash in which his passenger died. Larue was allegedly driving 95 mph in a 30 mph zone with drugs in his system at the time of the crash.
In the case filed Wednesday, Larue is accused of raping a woman at his home after they left together from a Springfield bar.
The probable cause statement in the case says the woman was intoxicated to the point where she was vomiting, and Larue is accused of slapping and choking her during the encounter.
When interviewed by police, the statement says Larue initially denied being at a bar on the night in question and denied knowing the victim in this case. He allegedly later told police the encounter had been consensual.
The statement says police discovered text messages Larue sent the victim the day after the encounter in which he apologized for his behavior.
Larue is now being held in the Greene County Jail without bond. His attorney did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment for this
The first-degree rape charge carries a possible life sentence.