Chandler Ray Douse, 17, of Mexico has been charged with 28 counts of sexual abuse against victims less than 12 years old. 

The alleged assaults took place from September 2016 to May 2018, according to a probable cause statement. The statement also identifies a C.M. as a suspect. There are five known victims ranging in age from 5 to 11. In the statement, C.M. admitted to assaulting one of the victims.

The alleged sexual assaults took place at residences and locations around Mexico. One victim estimated they were attacked 15 times, according to the probable cause statement.  

Douse is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday, Oct. 30, before Judge Linda R. Hamlett. He is being held without bond at the Audrain County Jail.